Motsoaledi says Gupta-linked mobile clinic a money-making scheme

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Dr Aaron Motsoaledi Minister of Health addressing the Human Development ministerial Cluster Briefing held at Imbizo Media Centre.

Dr Aaron Motsoaledi Minister of Health addressing the Human Development ministerial Cluster Briefing held at Imbizo Media Centre.

JOHANNESBURG - Health Minister Dr Aaron Motsoaledi has described the Gupta-linked mobile clinic, Mediosa as a money-making scheme.

Mediosa allegedly received a R30-million pre-payment from the North West Health Department, and a further R10-million pre-payment from the Free State Health Department.

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"I must express my deepest disappointment. Because this was not supposed to happen in our country. But this is the service that we do not need. The health service in South Africa does not need this service at all," said Motsoaledi.

"In fact I don&39;t think I will be wrong to characterised it as an ATM card through which the Guptas are withdrawing money from the department of health. Unfortunately I can’t describe it in any other way. This service hear is an ATM card there is no other way," he said.

About 140 employees who work for Gupta-linked mobile clinic company Mediosa have not been paid their February salaries.