Gauteng health dept to settle debts

2012-06-06 21:36

Johannesburg - The Gauteng health department is about to release more than R250 million to its suppliers and services providers, spokesman Simon Zwane said on Wednesday.

"The payment will go towards paying debts incurred in the last financial year, as well as to suppliers who provided services in the last month," he said in a statement.

"The department has already paid R2.8 billion to suppliers who were owed money for services rendered in the previous years," Zwane said.

The department now had a policy to honour payments within 30 days. He said the money would be made available by Friday.

Payments to suppliers had apparently improved services in provincial health facilities.

"The availability of medicines has improved as a result of payments made," said Zwane.

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