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Bulk of KZN health budget to be spent on appointing 932 additional staff

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Bulk of KZN health budget to be spent on appointing 932 additional staff

Greater than half of the R302m dispensed to the KwaZulu-Natal department of health for its 2021/22 budget will be spent on staff procurement.

At the least 932 additional staff members are expected to be employed by the KZN health department for the duration of the 2021/22 financial 12 months. File photo.

Image: Sandile Ndlovu

At the least 932 additional staff members are expected to be employed by the department at a imprint of R205.2m.

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This become printed by health MEC Nomagugu Simelane-Zulu while presenting the budget vote speech on the KwaZulu-Natal Provincial Legislature in Pietermaritzburg on Friday.

Simelane-Zulu said R16.7m would be spent on the procurement of refrigerators that function at -40ºC and 34 ultra-cold freezers to store Covid-19 vaccines.

She said R8.4m would be spent on the procurement of 34 automobiles to be conventional by vaccination teams for the duration of the Covid-19 pandemic and thereafter by outreach teams.

Information technology equipment for the Covid-19 vaccination rollout would imprint the department R2.7m. The equipment would be conventional by health companies and products after the pandemic.

She said the relaxation of the budget would be conventional on consumables equivalent to needles, syringes, cooler packing containers, thermometers and other items.

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Orrin Singh

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Bulk of KZN health budget to be spent on appointing 932 additional staff