Sindiswa Gomba has assured members of Parliament that there is no corruption involved in the purchasing of the scooters intended to transport patients.
The Eastern Cape Health MEC appeared before a virtual meeting of Parliament’s Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs committee on the province’s plan of action to deal with COVID-19.
The scooters, at a cost of R10 million, were initially introduced to be used to ferry patients, but Health Minister Zweli Mkhize has since come out saying that they were not fit for the purpose. Gomba assured MPs that there is nothing untoward about the scooters.
Last month, Mkhize and Eastern Cape Health MEC Sindiswa Gomba unveiled the six scooters fitted with a bed on one side, an overhead gazebo with a first aid kit and oxygen on board.