SA in vaccine roll-out crisis

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Several civil society organisations in SA are calling for government to share information about the procurement of Covid-19 vaccines after the health department announced this week that it had acquired doses from India for frontline health workers. Picture: Reuters
Several civil society organisations in SA are calling for government to share information about the procurement of Covid-19 vaccines after the health department announced this week that it had acquired doses from India for frontline health workers. Picture: Reuters

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As government sends mixed messages about when SA will obtain vaccines, experts say the plan is financially and logistically flawed

With an embattled healthcare sector almost overwhelmed by the second Covid-19 surge, the full extent of how ill-prepared the country is for a massive, unprecedented vaccination campaign, let alone the initial healthcare worker immunisation, is now emerging.

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Tourism Minister Mmamoloko Kubayi-Ngubane will act as health minister after President Cyril Ramaphosa placed Health Minister Dr Zweli Mkhize on special leave while the SIU completes the probe into the irregular Digital Vibes contract. What are your thoughts on this?
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