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Government extends the deadline for South Africans to have their say on the proposed amendments to the National Health Act.

Government extends the deadline for South Africans to have their say on the proposed amendments to the National Health Act.

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Government extends the deadline for South Africans to have their say on the proposed amendments to the National Health Act.—

Government has extended the deadline for South Africans to have their say on the proposed amendments to the National Health Act to 24 April 2022.

The draft regulations, which are aimed at dealing with the Covid-19 pandemic and other notifiable conditions outside the national state of disaster, were gazetted for public comment in March by the Department of Health.

The deadline for submissions was initially on Good Friday, 15 April 2022.

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The director-general of the Department of Health, Dr Sandile Buthelezi, on Friday announced that the cut-off date was extended.

“The minister has authorised us to extend the period for an extra seven days and that will be in the Government Gazette this morning.

“And we have now, in addition to the email, people can actually use the WhatsApp number that will be gazetted to comment on the matter,” he said.

Buthelezi made the announcement during a meeting of parliament’s Portfolio Committee on Health.

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The Department of Health said it had received more than 150,000 submissions from the public so far. The WhatsApp number for comments is 0600 123 456.

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