Millions of vital health equipment sits idle

Nyangabgwe Referral Hospital PIC: THALEFANG CHARLES
Nyangabgwe Referral Hospital PIC: THALEFANG CHARLES

Auditor General (AG) Pulane Letebele has raised a concern that vital health equipment worth millions is sitting idle in hospitals.

At Letsholathebe Memorial Hospital an Act Scan machine seconded from Nyangabgwe Referral Hospital was never installed for use and has remained inactive for a long time.

The AG’s report for March 31, 2021, released recently reveals that efforts to establish the cost of the machine and date of delivery were not successful due to unavailability of documentation as the equipment was said to have been received some years back. “It was noted that the hospital had received an Audio Booth on 10 January 2020 through Gen 12 Number 03777042.

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