Eastern Cape Department of Health

www.echealth.gov.za

United in Providing Quality Health Care

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ECDOH CALL CENTRE PRESIDENTIAL HOTLINE ANTI-FRAUD & CORRUPTION HOTLINE
0800 032 364 17737 0800 701 701

HEALTH MEC

Hon Nomakhosazana Meth

 

HEAD OF DEPARTMENT

Dr R Wagner

DDG DISTRICT HEALTH SM

Dr L Matiwane

DDG HR & CS

Mrs L Mavuso

CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER

Mr. M Daca

Covid: 24-Hour hotline number - 0800 029 999

The Eastern Cape Health Department hereby wishes to invite public comments on EMS providers who have applied for license to provide Emergency Medical Services in the province, in line with the 2017 EMS Regulations published under the National Health Act, 2003 (Act 61 of 2003). Click here to download the document


 


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The Eastern Cape Department of Health is located in the Eastern Cape Province of South Africa which is spread over an area of 168,966 km2 and constitutes 13.8% of the South Africa land area. The 2011 Census data showed that the province has a population of 6,562,053. The largest proportions of the population are concentrated at OR Tambo and Nelson Mandela Metro Districts with 20.8% and 17.6% of the total population respectively. Joe Gqabi District has the smallest population constituting 5.3%.Approximately 61.1% of the population is younger than 30 years and 11.7% of these are under the age of 5 years. About 88% (5 856 276) of the EC population is serviced by the public health sector, as medical aid coverage in this province is only 12%.