HPCSA suspends 16 implicated in SIU corruption probe

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The Health Professions Council of SA (HPCSA) has placed 16 employees on precautionary suspension, after they were implicated in bribery and corruption involving the expediting of registration processes. The HPCSA said the suspensions followed findings in an investigation into maladministration, corruption and fraud that had been under way since 2019, notes News24.

The investigation, undertaken by the Special Investigating Unit, was approved by President Cyril Ramaphosa at the request of the HPCSA.

Several reports have been received by the council, with the most recent on 12 March implicating several employees in acts of corruption or bribery involving the expediting of registration processes.

 

Full News24 report (Open access)

 

See also MedicalBrief archives:

HPCSA says it’s working to stamp out internal corruption

 

HPCSA shake-up expected following inquiry

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