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Frontline health workers' lives in danger because of poor quality PPE, committee warns

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Questions have been raised about the quality of PPEs being given to medical staff.
Questions have been raised about the quality of PPEs being given to medical staff.
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The lives of many frontline healthcare workers dealing with Covid-19 are at risk because many pieces of personal protective equipment (PPE) fail to meet national quality control standards, a subcommittee of the Ministerial Advisory Committee (MAC) has warned.

And while many of these sub-standard PPE, which fell short of standards set by the South African Bureau of Standards (SABS) were prevented from distribution, many have apparently found their way to the frontline.

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