National laboratory fights Public Protector’s findings

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Minister of Health Joe Phaahla during a media briefing at Charlotte Maxeke Johannesburg Hospital in Parktown. Photo: Rosetta Msimango
Minister of Health Joe Phaahla during a media briefing at Charlotte Maxeke Johannesburg Hospital in Parktown. Photo: Rosetta Msimango

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Health Minister Joe Phaahla has been roped in to ensure that the board at the National Health Laboratory Service (NHLS) acts against officials implicated in alleged misconduct.

This comes after Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane made adverse findings in her report dated March 30, which City Press has seen, relating to allegations of conflicts of interest, misconduct and maladministration. However, the NHLS told City Press on Friday that it would be taking some of the findings on review.

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