The IFP supports Health Minister, Dr Aaron Motsoaledi's decision to cut down
tenders in the Department of Health as they are destroying the public health
"The IFP is pleased that the Minister has finally seen that tenders are
nothing but a problem to public health and to people who are relying on
public health services," said IFP Spokesperson on Health, the Hon. Hilda
"We believe that this decision will make all the difference, as the
Department starts doing things in-house. It will save a lot of money and
workers will be pleased to work under the Department instead of working
under a certain individual," said Msweli.
"This will enable the Department to better manage public health and oversee
everything that is happening in public hospitals, from overseeing the
conditions of public hospital facilities to labour issues. It will also be
good for the public to know who is to blame when things go wrong instead of
having people pointing fingers at each other," added Msweli.
The IFP hopes that the Department of Health will be able to manage all this
by itself without any disturbance of public health services to the people
and that all these plans will meet with success so that other departments
will see the results of cutting down on tenders.