Mpumalanga Department Budget for 2017-18


“A Healthy Developed Society”


The Mpumalanga Department of Health is committed to improve the quality of health and wellbeing of all people of Mpumalanga by providing needs based, people centered, equitable health care delivery system through an integrated network of health care services provided by a cadre of dedicated and well skilled health workers.

Core functions

The Department of Health is mandated to provide quality health services that are preventative,promotive, curative and rehabilitative to the people of Mpumalanga. The departmental budget vote has eight main divisions which consist of Administration, District Health Services,Emergency Medical Services, Provincial Hospital Services, Central Hospitals, Health sciences and training, Health Care Support and Health Facilities Management.

District Health Services is bedrock of service functionality where comprehensive primary health care and district hospital services are engineered to the community using the district health system model. The department provides primary health care package which includes amongst others IMCI, these services are rendered to communities through clinics, CHC, Home-based care, mobile services, ward-based outreach teams and Integrated School Health Services in partnership with Non Profit Organisations (NPOs) Emergency Medical Services provides Pre-hospital medical services, Inter-hospital transfers, Rescue and Planned Patient Transport to all inhabitants of Mpumalanga Province within the national norms of 15 minutes in urban areas and 40 minutes in rural areas.

Provincial Hospital Services renders secondary health services in regional hospitals and provides TB in specialized hospital services. Central Hospitals render secondary and tertiary health care services and provides a platform for training of health care workers including research.

Health Care Support Service ensures the availability of pharmaceuticals and other ancillaries, rendering credible forensic health care which contributes meaningfully to the criminal justice system, the availability, use and upkeep of the appropriate health technologies and the provision of laundry services

Emergency Medical Services in the Eastern Cape 2005 – 2015
Data by Public Service Accountability Monitor
Budget Brief: Eastern Cape Department of Health 2014/15
Data by Public Service Accountability Monitor

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