The Mail and Guardian Newspaper reports that the SANDF imported an experimental Cuban drug for Coronavirus, worth R200 Million, part of which is now lying idle in storage at a Pretoria military base.
Procurement procedures were reportedly not followed when procuring the 130 000 doses of the drug called Interferon Alpha-2B.
Military doctors are refusing to prescribe the drug as it is not registered with the South Africa Health Regulatory Authority (SAHPRA) for fear of being de-registered .
SANDF reportedly still owe the Cubans R182 Million for the drug.
Please read the full story in the Mail and Guardian – 23 to 29 October 2020.