“This means the financial delegations of the department of health are now with the curator, and only the human resources delegations will remain with the health MEC,” Kholwane said.
The department was placed under curatorship because its infrastructure was not maintained and laundry services were poorly managed.
There were also problems with food provision and waste management.
“This resulted in the department accumulating pre-audited accruals of approximately R470 million, which it failed to manage.
“While the provincial government will be remedying the state of affairs in the department of health, a process of investigation will concurrently be undertaken and those who are found to have contributed in the maladministration in the department will be held accountable,” he said.