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Covid-19 vaccine: Health officials get process underway to appoint distributors

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Experts believe SA may fall short on its Covid-19 vaccine plans.
Experts believe SA may fall short on its Covid-19 vaccine plans.
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National Treasury has granted the Department of Health permission to directly appoint the Biovac Institute to store and distribute the 1.5 million Covid-19 vaccines that it is in the process of acquiring from India.

A letter written by the Treasury's director-general Dondo Mogajane to Corruption Watch on Monday, showed that officials granted the Department of Health permission to deviate from normal tender procedures and directly appoint the Biovac Institute to store and distribute the vaccine for three months.

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