Provincial health departments are struggling to keep up with the demand for services and budgetary constraints are often blamed. Accrued debt from previous financial years has had a domino effect and significantly reduced funds available for basic needs of the department.
In anticipation of Pravin Gordhan's Budget speech on February 26, the Mail & Guardian wants to know more about the experiences of provincial department of health suppliers and service providers.
If you provide services to the health department, take a few minutes to fill out this survey to tell us about your experiences.
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