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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.

Comments
  • Dee - 2012-06-06 22:21

    Amazing to read this in the year 2012. "The dept now has a policy to honour payments within 30days" ...but are there modern, integrated supply chain management systems - with deliniation of duties, security checks, audit trails .... and I guess the same sort of camera-security that airline baggage theft needs to be subjected to??

      Daan - 2012-06-07 11:46

      These Clowns must be tought a lesson: Goods are supplied on a Delivery Note. You, the receiver, SIGN for it. The Supplier then issues an INVOICE and normally, a PROOF OF DELIVERY. Depending on the legal TERMS AGREEMENT, you, the receiver is IN DEBT. This DEBT MUST BE PAID within the AGREED TERMS. Normally 30 Days after INVOICE, or if your Supplier is OK with it, 30 Days after date of STATEMENT, Statements are normally sent out on the last day of every month, and is due to be PAID BEFORE THE END OF THE MONT FOLLOWING THE MONTH when the goods were supplied. So WHY WILL THESE DEBTS(current suppliers)ONLY BE PAID ON THE 8th of this month, and not BEFORE THE END OF LAST MONTH. Where do you Clowns think the money to pay wages, rent, etc., etc. comes from????????????? Suppliers DO NOT HAVE ZOMBIE TAXPAYERS who can be milked for more money. In fact, THEY ARE THOSE ZOMBIE TAXPAYERS WHO ARE MILKED. Do they (THE CLOWNS) realise that these Suppliers (THE ZOMBIES) even had to pay the VAT at 14% on the money they were not paid, BACK TO THE CLOWNS. How "we" in business still survive in this CIRCUS our Country have become, is an absolute MISTERY!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • dougmayger - 2012-06-06 22:25

    AND YOU ARE PROUD OF BEING DISFUNCIONAL. No wonder overseas investors think 3/4/5/6/7 time before investing in this country. Please tell us how much you still owe.. and when you will pay that?

  • Lacrimose - 2012-06-06 22:46

    Now that many of their creditors have gone out of business as a result and many patients have suffered and/or died needlessly. Will the suppliers that remain have to wait another 4 years for the next lot of bills due to be paid?

  • Bless Boswell - 2012-06-06 23:50

    Well I guess it's better than 7 YEARS!! They had debts dating back to 2005. Is that not disgraceful? How many have died or gone out of business because of it? They will never be brought to book. This crime is actually worse than apartheid - they murdered those patients who died through greed and neglect. What is the doctor's creed "do no harm" maybe it doesn't apply to government's medical institutions.

  • Gerda Malherbe - 2012-06-07 02:24

    Oh you genius Mr Zwane! To realise that supply is now better since payments have been made! Shout it from the rooftops!

  • Gerald Jordaan - 2012-06-07 05:31

    Government are k*k payers but wait there's more...even worse is the ANC itself Malema as well the Zuma and Mandela families !!! Siestog shame!!

  • Henk - 2012-06-07 07:15

    2800 000 000 outstanding? F@ck!

  • Mervyn Trollip - 2012-06-07 07:40

    What do they want? A cookie?

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