Health dept to clamp down on tenders

2012-10-16 07:44
Health Minister Aaron Motsoaledi (Werner Beukes, Sapa)

Health Minister Aaron Motsoaledi (Werner Beukes, Sapa)

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Johannesburg - Tenders need to be reduced as they are destroying the public health system, Health Minister Aaron Motsoaledi says.

The Sowetan reported on Tuesday that Motsoaledi intended to clamp down on tenders in the health department.

"The replacement of the healthcare system with a tender-care system has destroyed our public health system in this country, and it needs to be reversed," Motsoaledi said.

This was the position he took at the ANC's policy conference. Motsoaledi said that much of the health budget was spent on tenders.

Of the annual budget of R121bn, the department paid R6bn to security companies.

"We are going to try by all means to do things in-house.

"In this way we can train people and then hire them with better benefits and pay," he said.

- SAPA
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