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EC health department puts brakes on medical motorbikes


EC health department puts brakes on medical motorbikes

Plan to use specially designed vehicles for rural patients skids to a halt as stakeholders fail to agree


The use of 100 motorbikes to transport patients in Covid-hit Eastern Cape has been put on hold because the provincial health committee has raised questions about the R10.2m tender to supply the vehicles.

Provincial health spokesperson Siyanda Manana told Times Select that if stakeholders did not reach an agreement, “we will have no option but to reconsider our decision”.

Three weeks ago, health minister Dr Zweli Mkhize, health MEC Sindiswa Gomba and premier Oscar Mabuyane announced the use of 100 motorbikes to help transport rural patients...

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