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Health minister Zweli Mkhize says an advisory committee is dealing with the shortage of personal protective equipment (PPE) in public health institutions after labour criticised his department’s slack approach in addressing non-compliance with health protocols at these facilities.

However, National Education, Health and Allied Workers’ Union (Nehawu) general secretary Zola Saphetha said they reject the committee as it is not a “suitable and effective platform to engage on urgent matters” concerning the health and safety of workers...

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