- President Cyril Ramaphosa has responded to concerns over the Covid-19 vaccinations
- The Democratic Alliance recently demanded details of the plan to procure the medication for the country
- Now, Ramaphosa has assured the nation that it will be provided with enough vaccines
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President Cyril Ramaphosa has done his best to reassure South Africans that enough Covid-19 vaccines will be procured amid the continuing pandemic.
The nation's leader has also assured it that money will not serve as an issue in this process.
In addition to this, Ramaphosa has confirmed that an inter-ministerial committee has been established to overlook the distribution of the vaccinations:
"The vaccine is going to be a major boost to our efforts in fighting COVID-19, some people have raised issues about the financing thereof and financing is not going to be a problem because we will be able to pay for these vaccines as we order them."
Health Minister Dr Zweli Mkhize recently announced that 1 million doses of the vaccine will be released in January with another 500 000 released next month.
Earlier, Briefly.co.za reported that Democratic Alliance leader John Steenhuisen has threatened President Cyril Ramaphosa with legal action.
Steenhuisen wants Ramaphosa to divulge the details of the origin of Covid-19 vaccines intended for use within the country.
Speaking to the media, the opposition leader explained that DA lawyers had written to the President requesting information on the government's plans to secure vaccines in addition to the
“Our lawyers have already written to the president setting out the extent to which the government's strategy does not meet the constitutional requirements for a comprehensive vaccine roll-out programme, in that it violates several constitutional provisions"
Steenhuisen had slammed Ramaphosa's 'failure' to secure vaccines in time as a violation of the Constitution:Government is considering tax increases to fund the Covid 19 vaccine
“The failure to provide one or more Covid-19 vaccines timeously when these vaccines are available is a violation of people’s rights, in terms of Section 27(1) of the Constitution, to have access to health-care services."
In addition to this, Steenhuisen also claims that this was a violation of the state's obligation:
“It is also a violation of government’s obligation in terms of Section 27(2) to take reasonable measures to achieve the progressive realisation of the right to access health-care, as well as a violation of the right to life, as enshrined in Section 11 of the Bill of Rights."
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