MoH seeks return to de-centralisation

The Ministry of Health (MoH) has admitted to the Public Accounts Committee (PAC) that the centralisation of primary healthcare services has brought challenges, which hinder delivery. Appearing before PAC yesterday, MoH deputy Permanent Secretary, Tebogo Banamile pleaded for the devolution of services back to districts as it was before the centralisation process in 2010.

“We believe de-centralisation is the way to go,” said Banamile who was standing in for MoH Permanent Secretary, Dr Shennaz El-Halabi. She said de-centralisation would work very well because services are delivered at district level.

PAC heard that the ministry was grappling with resource shortages owing to the manner in which the transfer of resources from the Ministry of Local Government and Rural Development was carried out.

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