Quality of health service a concern


The quality of public health services offered to South Africans is a concern that needs urgent intervention. This is according to National Assembly Deputy-Speaker, Lechesa Tsenoli. He said although newly graduated nurses take an oath to deliver quality health services, this is not reflected in reports serving before portfolio committees on health services in the country. He said members of public accounts committees in all spheres of government will have to find strategies to deal with this urgent challenge. Tsenoli was speaking at the 16th Biennial conference of the Association of Public Accounts that started off in Bloemfontein today. He said committees must ask the hard questions and investigate issues such as complaints from the public about the quality of health services communities receive at their public health facilities such as clinics, hospitals and health centres. About 400 delegates from parliament, all nine provinces in the country and other African countries attended – Cathy Dlodlo