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Hospitals owe R171m for blood

Dec 02 2009 16:28

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Cape Town - A total of R170.5m is owed to the South African National Blood Services by the provincial governments from around the country.

Giving the figures for the amounts owed by individual state hospitals to Emma More of the Democratic Alliance, the Health Minister Aaron Motsoaledi said on Wednesday that the largest amounts are owed by the big hospitals in Gauteng, KwaZulu-Natal and the Eastern Cape.

Chris Hani Baragwanath in Soweto owed more than any other institution with an outstanding R15m total. Pretoria's Steve Biko Hospital owed R13.35m. George Mukhari in Garankuwa outside Pretoria owed R11m. More than R1.2m of this has been outstanding for 120 days. Johannesburg's Charlotte Maxeke owes R10.9m. Tembisa Hospital owes more than R4m, and Tambo Memorial hospital in Boksburg owes R2.96m.

The country's second-largest hospital the Edward VIII hospital in Durban, owes R10.95m, and Albert Luthuli hospital also in Durban owes another R3.2m.

Frere hospital owes R3.8m, Mthatha owes more than two million rand, and Polokwane owes R2.5m.

- I-Net Bridge

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