New managers to strengthen Gauteng health

Pretoria – The Gauteng Department of Health has appointed five senior managers, as part of its on-going efforts to achieve a turnaround and stability.

The department launched its turnaround strategy last month with an aim to ensure stability to finances and top management.

The plan also aims at ensuring that clinics have essential medication, hospitals have proper equipment as well as proper allocation of resources.

Ndoda Biyela has been appointed as the new Chief Financial Officer. Biyela was the General Manager: Public Finance in KwaZulu-Natal Treasury Department and has held a number of senior positions in government departments.

Babalwa Mgolombane, who was responsible for Strategic Management of Development Business Unit at the Intersite Investments, has been appointed to head the infrastructure unit. She has extensive experience in infrastructure.

To boost efforts aimed at re-engineering Primary Health Care, Meisie Lerutla has been appointed as Chief Director: District Health Services. Lerutla has technical and managerial expertise in health services management including Maternal Health, Sexual Reproductive Health and HIV and Aids programming, she also has experience in strategy development, implementation, monitoring and evaluation.

The department also appointed Chief Director: Health Economics and Finance, Thulani Matsebula, who joined the department from Council for Medical Schemes, where he worked as Head of Research and Monitoring. Matsebula also held senior positions in different organisations.

Mojalefa Lekoto has been appointed as the Chief Director: Information Communications and Technology. He comes from the Department of Education in Limpopo, where he was General Manager: ICT. –

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