South Africa: Media Statement - Defence Committee to Give Investigations Into Heberon Matter Space

press release

The Portfolio Committee on Defence and Military Veterans welcomes the decision by the Minister of Defence to launch the investigation into the procurement and the importation of Heberon®️ Alfa R (Heberon), which contains the active ingredient interferon alpha 2b, procured for approximately R260.59 million by the Department of Defence.

Also, the committee resolved to enable the Office of the Auditor-General space to conclude its special audit on the spending of Covid-19 funds. Similarly, the committee has resolved to give the South African Health Products Regulatory Authority (SAHPRA) space to deal with, together with the Department of Defence, regulatory lapses and the way forward regarding the medication.

The committee is hopeful that all the investigations that have been commenced with will reach conclusions timeously. Also, the committee will monitor the implementation of recommendations and consequence management.

The committee will be furnished with reports of the various investigations upon conclusion of those investigations.

More From: Parliament of South Africa

Don't Miss

AllAfrica publishes around 900 reports a day from more than 130 news organizations and over 500 other institutions and individuals, representing a diversity of positions on every topic. We publish news and views ranging from vigorous opponents of governments to government publications and spokespersons. Publishers named above each report are responsible for their own content, which AllAfrica does not have the legal right to edit or correct.

Articles and commentaries that identify as the publisher are produced or commissioned by AllAfrica. To address comments or complaints, please Contact us.