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Have Your Say: National Health Laboratory Service Amendment Bill [B15-2017]

The Portfolio Committee on Health invites interested individuals and relevant stakeholders to submit written comments and indicate interest in making an oral submission on the National Health Laboratory Service Amendment Bill [B15-2017].

The objective of the Bill is to amend the National Health Laboratory Service Act, 2000, so as to define certain expressions and to amend or delete certain definitions; to make the Preferential Procurement Policy Framework Act, 2000, applicable to the National Health Laboratory Service; to adjust the objects and duties of the National Health Laboratory Service; and to strengthen the governance and funding mechanism of the National Health Laboratory Service; and to provide for matters connected therewith.

The languages used for the print media of this Bill are English, Afrikaans, IsiXhosa, IsiZulu, Siswati, IsiNdebele, Sepedi, Setswana, Sesotho, Tshivenda and Xitsonga.  The advertisement to invite people from respective communities will be specific to the languages spoken in their constituencies.

Public Hearings will be held on 8 and 10 August 2017, in Parliament, Cape Town.

Written submissions must be directed to Ms Vuyokazi Majalamba and be addressed to the Portfolio Committee on Health 3rd floor, 90 Plein Street, Cape Town 8000, e-mailed to vmajalamba@parliament.gov.za  or fax to 086 694 3279 by no later than 28 July 2017. In addition to the written comments, please indicate your interest in making a verbal presentation.

Copies of the Bill can be obtained from Ms Vuyokazi Majalamba (021) 403 3770, cell 083 709 8522 or at www.parliament.gov.za

Issued by MP Dunjwa, Ms ML; Chairperson of the Portfolio Committee on Health.