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Medication dumped in Eastern Cape

2012-07-20 19:54

Johannesburg - Hundreds of boxes of medication were found dumped outside Mvezo village, near Mthatha on Friday afternoon, said the Eastern Cape department of healthy.

Spokesperson Sizwe Kupelo said the boxes were found by the police, and were from the Mthatha Medical Depot.

"We will launch an urgent probe into this. We will start with the managers at the depot and investigate how this happened," he said.

"There is also a security company responsible for looking after the medication while it is being transported. We will look into them too."

He said the department had been accused of poor service delivery, and "elements" in the province were trying to ruin its reputation.

"Those responsible will face the music. We will not allow sabotage and fraud in our province," Kupelo said.

"We always receive complaints over the shortage of medication in hospitals, so we are going to take drastic steps in finding the culprits."

Comments
  • Nukki - 2012-07-20 20:58

    GOOD, now lets see some action and some justice!!!!!

  • scebberish.umfazi - 2012-07-21 11:04

    Eastern Cape department of healthy. Nice, what does the department of "unhealthy" think about this? On a brighter note; The trickle is becoming a world beating Tsunami (massive wave hundreds of feet high), and its beyond the point of no return and over the event horizon (thats the edge of a black hole to the Limpopo and Eastern Cape people on this site)......( just kidding :-) ) The Police found it, it was NOT a case of, "what happened to that delivery" by any administration people anywhere. But hey, dont forget to vote ANC "administration" come elections.

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