16 October 2020 - NW1669
Abrahams, Ms ALA to ask the Minister of Social Development
(1)What were the reasons that her department procured 80 000 1L alcohol-free hand sanitisers for welfare service facilities in the nine provinces from a certain company (name furnished) to the value of R6 716 000,00 instead of alcohol based sanitisers containing a minimum of 60% alcohol as prescribed by the World Health Organization, the Centre for Disease Control and Prevention and other respected health organisations; (2) what is the name of each welfare facilities where the alcohol free hand sanitisers were distributed?
1. The non-alcohol sanitizers were procured for substance abuse facilities to prevent the likelihood of misuse by the inmates. It should however be noted that even alcohol based sanitizers were procured for other facilities which do not face a risk of abuse by the beneficiaries.
2. The national Department of Social Development procured the sanitisers,which were distributed to facilities by ProvincialDepartments.
National AssemblyWritten Reply: 1669 of 2020
Approved by the Minister of Social Development