Military hospitals lie in intensive care as funds go to waste

WHAT UPGRADE?

Military hospitals lie in intensive care as funds go to waste

Tangled in a confusing web of contracts, disputes and mismanagement, SANDF hospitals fall ever more into disrepair, writes ERIKA GIBSON.

The upgrades of 1 Military Hospital in Thaba Tshwane and the military hospitals in Bloemfontein and Cape Town (for R3m and R2m) have been dragging on since 2005.

Not a single one has been completed and yet the defence force is mum on allegations of wastage and corruption.

According to an earlier submission to the joint standing committee on defence, the defence force paid private hospitals R182m between 2010 and 2020 to provide services that should have been rendered by military services. The defence budget pins these expenses for the next two years until March 2022 on R261.7m and R708m respectively...

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