'The Health Department has a series of challenges in its quality of leadership'

Gauteng Finance MEC Barbara Creecy has freed up an extra R4 billion for the provincial budget, but also warned that the department is not yet out of the woods.

Creecy was delivering her medium-term budget policy statement in the legislature on Thursday.

This is to help the department deal with its spending pressures on goods, services, and personnel.

Dr Fundile Nyati, CEO of Proactive Health Solutions spoke to 702's Bongani Bingwa about the department.

The department has a series of challenges as far as the quality of leadership and management is concerned.

Dr Fundile Nyati, CEO of Proactive Health Solutions

Nyathi further stresses that the department ought to address and implement long and short term strategies of mending its leadership shortfalls.

He goes on to say the department together with Gauteng Health MEC Dr Gwen Ramokgopa needs to prioritise accruals from previous years.

He says these are systems of deeper underlying problems.

I have started consulting quite widely, including hospital boards and also professional structures.

Dr Gwen Ramokgopa, Gauteng Health MEC

Ramokgopa admits that the departments role in Life Esidimeni is in quite sad.

Listen to the clip below as Ramokgopa takes suggestions from listeners to improve the health sector:


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