Nehawu strike halts progress of Mediosa investigation

Thursday, April 5, 2018

A strike by members of trade union Nehawu at the North West Health Department has brought forensic investigations into the procurement of medical mobile unit, Mediosa, to a halt.

In the wake of allegations relating to Mediosa, the Buthelezi Emergency Medical Services and other procurement related matters raised by the public, Premier Supra Mahumapelo instituted forensic investigations into the Department of Health.

“The forensic investigators were supposed to have concluded their work by the end of March 2018 and have unfortunately not been able to do so because of the ongoing strike by Nehawu members in the Department of Health,” said the North West Provincial Government.

According to the provincial government, investigators are unable to access critical documents and information, which is on the premises of the Department of Health, due to the strike.

The Department of Health said it had meetings with the National Health Education & Allied Workers Union (Nehawu) in a bid to resolve issues which the union has raised.

“The sooner issues are resolved between the department and the union, the sooner will the investigators be able to conclude their work,” said the provincial government’s Director General, Keneilwe Sebego. – SAnews.gov.za

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