News24.com | PPE Corruption: Now Gauteng health dept suspends acting provide chain management head

News24.com | PPE Corruption: Now Gauteng health dept suspends acting provide chain management head

  • The Gauteng health division has suspended its acting provide chain management head.
  • This after an attempted breach of provide chain management processes turned into as soon as uncovered.
  • The topic is now enviornment to an internal investigation.

The Gauteng Department of Smartly being suspended its acting provide chain management head on Friday after an attempted breach of provide chain management processes were uncovered.

“The allegations against the legit in ask are that he did not educate upright processes within the procurement of PPE [personal protective equipment],” division spokesperson Kwara Kekana talked about in a assertion on Tuesday.

“The legit is also alleged to have conducted an act of dishonesty in discharging his duties thus bringing the division into disrepute,” Kekana added.

The topic is now enviornment to an internal investigation.

Performing Smartly being MEC Jacob Mamabolo talked about the task of procuring additional PPE stock needed to be restarted and it turned into as soon as now heading within the right direction.

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“We are elated that the early detection of the attempted non-compliance of SCM [supply chain management] processes has no longer had any enviornment cloth manufacture on the division.”

Vetting

Mamabolo added this turned into as soon as a “sure demonstration of the robustness of the interior regulate measures [the department] has put in position”.

“The division’s procurement processes within the mean time are subjected to vetting and risk assessment by the risk management unit.”

He talked about whereas PPE turned into as soon as fundamental for the protection of frontline crew, due processes still desired to be adopted with appreciate to procurement.

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The division currently made headlines over the awarding of PPE contract rate millions to disputed AmaBhaca king Madzikane II Thandisizwe Diko.

His is the husband of Presidency spokesperson Khusela Diko who also sits on the ANC’s Gauteng provincial executive committee.

Gauteng Smartly being MEC Bandile Masuku, who’s within the mean time on special leave over the topic, denied claims he turned into as soon as all for influencing irregular Covid-19-linked procurement processes within the division,¬†News24¬†reported.

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