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What advisers, consultants on NHI have been paid thus far - Motsoaledi

Health minister says R1,4m spent on consultants, R276,518 on MAC

NATIONAL ASSEMBLY

FOR WRITTEN REPLY
QUESTION NO. 1759

DATE OF PUBLICATION IN INTERNAL QUESTION PAPER: 01 July 2011  

(INTERNAL QUESTION PAPER NO. 19)

Mr T D Lee (DA) to ask the Minister of Health:

(1) Whether monies have been paid to any (a) consultants, (b) members of the National Health Insurance Ministerial Advisory Committee (NHI MAC) and (c) any other person in any specified capacity; if so, in each case, (i) what amount was paid, (ii) to whom and (iii) for what work with regard to each specified contract;

(2) whether the National Health Insurance Ministerial Advisory Committee (NHI MAC) has reverted to him with regard to reports on NHI; if not, when does he expect a response; if so, what are the relevant details?

NW1986E

REPLY:

(1) (a) There are a number of consultants appointed to the National Health Insurance Ministerial Advisory Committee (NHI MAC) working on various technical aspects of NHI funded by the Department of Foreign International Development (DFID). United Kingdom's  government policy does  not  break commercial in-confidence rules and  therefore unable to provide individual consultancy rates, but it has however provide the Department of Health with expenditure incurred on the various technical areas of NHI that the consultants services were enlisted for from 01 January 2010 to date :

Technical work

Consultants

Cost

PHC Costing

Mr B Childs
Dr Ken Grant

145 100,00

NHI Communication Strategy

Meropa Communications

404 000,00

Purchasing and procurement

Dr Jane Doherty
Mr Dan Whitaker
Dr Jacqui Moit

 659 150,00

 

NHI Project Management Unit Support

Mr Julius Katzke

 97 500,00

Basic Packages of services

Dr Ken Grant
Dr Kenny Jacobs
Dan Whitaker
Dr Lahla Ngubeni
Dr Gugu Ngubane

102 300,00

 

TOTAL

 

1,408,050,00


(b) Members of the Ministerial Advisory Committee are entitled to remuneration for attending meetings at the rate of R 1.766 per meeting and R219 per hour for preparatory work done per meeting attended. These rates are in accordance with Section 20.2.1 - 20.2.3 of the Treasury Regulations (2000). The remuneration is adjusted annually based on determinations made by the Treasury.

Below is detailed information regarding the members who were remunerated for work related to the NHI MAC:

Member's name

Amount remunerated

Reasons for payment

1. Ms. Evangelina Mabusela

R 15, 948.31

Attendance of meetings and preparatory work

2. Mr. Suleman Suleman

R 41, 727.74

Attendance of meetings and preparatory work

3. Professor Diane McIntyre

R 59, 225.25

Attendance of meetings and preparatory work

4. Professor William Pick

R 18, 923.79

Attendance of meetings and preparatory work

5. Dr. Leonard Sizani

R 54, 271.37

Attendance of meetings and preparatory work

6. Ms. Sheila Barsel

R 15, 894.00

Attendance of meetings and preparatory work

7. Dr Charles Hongoro

R 69 528.00

Attendance of meetings and preparatory work

TOTAL

275,518,46

 

The NHI MAC members serve on 14 subcommittees as guided by the respective subcommittees Terms of References which show their tasks and responsibilities.

(2) The NHI MAC submitted a number of reports to the Minister of Health in July 2010 based on the work completed on the various technical aspects of the NHI, specifically relating to Costing, Primary Health Care, Economic Benefits, Communication Strategy and Transitional Arrangements. These reports formed part of the documentation that was referred to the Inter-Ministerial Committee on NHI for further consideration prior to the submission of the revised NHI Policy document to Cabinet.

Issued by Parliament, September 19 2011

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