Parliament, Monday, 25 May 2020 – The Portfolio Committee on Health and the Select Committee on Health and Social Services will this week embark on a joint oversight visit to the Western Cape and KwaZulu Natal provinces to assess the state of quarantine sites and readiness of public hospitals to deal with Covid-19. Also, the committees will visit private health facilities in those provinces.
Since interprovincial travel is not allowed under the level 4 lockdown, the committees have deployed their members to conduct oversight visits in provinces where they reside. The committees have prioritised provinces with high numbers of confirmed Covid-19 cases.
The provinces that will be visited are Western Cape, which of 24 May stands at 14 740 confirmed Covid-19 cases and KwaZulu Natal with 1 815 cases.
Details are as follows
Western Cape, Tuesday 26 May
|National Health Laboratory Services||12:00|
|Cape Town International Convention Centre||14:30|
KwaZulu Natal, Tuesday 26 May
|General Justice Gizenga Mpanza Hospital (Stanger Hospital)||10:00|
|Netcare St Augustine’s Hospital||12:00|
ISSUED BY THE PARLIAMENTARY COMMUNICATION SERVICES ON BEHALF OF THE CHAIRPERSON OF THE PORTFOLIO COMMITTEE ON HEALTH DR SIBONGISENI DHLOMO