“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.
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
The Estimates of Provincial Revenue and Expenditure (EPRE) sets out the detailed spending plans of each government department for the coming year.
National Treasury, departments and commitees are busy with different things depending on the time of year: