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Public health facilities are crippled by a variety of corrupt employment and procurement practices as well as misappropriation of scarce resources. These are some of the findings contained in a report titled X-Ray: The critical state of the health sector in SA, which was compiled by Corruption Watch.

According to the report, which was released on Wednesday, since the launch of Corruption Watch in 2012, the antigraft organisation had received almost 700 reports of corruption relating to the health sector. According to the report, absenteeism accounted for 39% of cases in the health sector employment category, which was also characterised by allegations of nepotism and favouritism as well as the appointment of unsuitable candidates with no accountability for employment decisions...

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