Aspen CEO backs mandatory vaccination

The country’s biggest pharmaceutical manufacturer, Aspen Pharmacare has resumed dividend payments. This is after cutting its debt to well below the levels required by lenders. Full-year results show profits rose 10% compared with the year before. Aspen CEO, Stephen Saad, speaks to #eNCA Courtesy #DStv403

JOHANNESBURG - The CEO of South Africa's largest pharmaceutical company Aspen is backing Discovery's move to introduce compulsory vaccination.

Stephen Saad says everyone should get the COVID-19 jab to slow the spread of the virus.

READ: COVID-19 | Discovery makes jabs mandatory for staff

Discovery has become the first major corporate in the country to make it mandatory for all staff to be vaccinated.

The insurer says its policy is being driven by a moral and social obligation to make people healthier.

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