Dumped medical supplies found during Mandela Day cleanup

2014-07-21 22:01

The Free State health department is investigating the dumping of medication and consumables at the Pelonomi hospital.

“All the parties are in agreement that whoever is responsible for the dumping of medication and consumables must take responsibility and face the consequences,” said the department’s spokesperson Tebogo Oepeng today.

Health MEC Benny Malakoane today had a meeting with public works MEC Sam Mashinini, hospital management and organised labour.

Oepeng said medication and consumables were found in a transit site at Pelonomi hospital on Friday during a cleaning campaign in honour of former president Nelson Mandela.

“This cannot be tolerated, particularly when there have been reported shortages of these items,” he said.

Oepeng said an independent team of experts in the health sector would be set up to investigate the matter.

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