How dodgy suppliers scored big PPE tenders from Gauteng's health dept

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Health workers in PPE during the Covid-19 pandemic.
Health workers in PPE during the Covid-19 pandemic.
Sharon Seretlo

Gauteng's health department paid several service providers more than R400 million for various personal protective equipment (PPE) items, even though the companies were not registered as suppliers of medical devices.

A Special Investigating Unit (SIU) probe of the department's contracts found that thermometers, face masks and latex gloves were procured at excessive prices.

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