The KwaZulu-Natal Health has appointed a new head of department (HOD), in a move that could bring stability to the department. It has been without a HOD for almost two years, reports News24. Dr Sandile Tshabalala said he was honoured by the appointment, promising to begin implementing innovative programmes to improve the KZN health system.
The report says some of these programmes include the roll-out of an electronic patient record filing system, improving health care staff capacity to a minimum of 60%, more accessibility and accountability of role-players and improving overall health services and efficiency.
Tshabalala served in positions as CEO of Ngwelezane Hospital from October 2008 to July 2010, and CEO of Prince Mshiyeni Memorial Hospital from 2015 to 2017. From 2010 to 2012, he worked as a programme manager where he was responsible for medical male circumcision, condom distribution and behavioural change.
The report says before his appointment to head of department, Tshabalala was the chief director of clinic support services, among other positions in the NGO sector.
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