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hawksEWN reports that according to Business for SA (B4SA), no substandard products or falsified personal protective equipment (PPE) procured on behalf of its donors was distributed to doctors or nurses.  

The Hawks are investigating more than 50 cases relating to PPE procurement which failed to meet safety standards.  Four companies have been charged for providing substandard gear, which could have endangered the lives of health workers.  B4SA was involved in PPE procurement, but head of public health, Stavros Nicolaou, explained that there had been a three-step process in place for quality control:  “If one of the consignments didn’t pass that, it just was rejected and did not go out into the marketplace.  Certainly, for the product that Business for South Africa procured on behalf of its donors, no product went out that would have exposed health workers or medical practitioners,” he indicated.

  • Read the full original of the report in the above regard by Mia Lindeque at EWN

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