Ministry Aware of Linen Shortage At Scottish

| November 24, 2014 | 0 Comments

The Minister of Health Ms Dorcas Makgatho is aware of the shortage of linen at Scottish Livingstone Hospital (SLH) in Molepolole as the current stock levels for linen are below the set targets.

Answering a question in Parliament on Friday, November 21, Ms Makgatho said SLH had a bed capacity of 350 and the ministry’s target is to have linen which is three times the bed capacity.

Nevertheless, she said the available linen was able to meet daily patients’ needs as it currently had a bed occupancy rate of 70.8 per cent, 67.4 per cent and 62.1 per cent from August to October respectively. In addition, she said the ministry was in the process of procuring additional linen in order to meet the set targets.

As of October 2014, the hospital had 1017 sheets against the target of 2100, and 114 bed spreads against the 1050 target. SLH also had 821 pillows against 1050, 200 wool blankets against a target of 1050 and 356 cellular blankets against the target of 1050.

Meanwhile a tender was floated, evaluated and submitted to DATC for approval of procurement of linen on October 21, 2014 and another subsequent waiver to procure linen was also submitted to DATC on October 21, 2014 to temporarily procure linen while awaiting approval of tender.

MP Mmatli had asked the minister if she was aware of the shortage of linen (i.e. blankets and sheets) at SLH and if so, what was she planning to do to resolve the problem.

Source : BOPA

Source : Botswana Daily News

Category: Governance

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