The health secretary said action was taken early on to expand the role of Scotland's procurement organisation.
Fees will be suspended at the three remaining hospitals that still charge for parking.
Jeane Freeman branded MSP John Mason 'neither an exception nor exceptional' after he announced his office would stay open.
Jeane Freeman told MSPs the NHS in Scotland is being placed on an 'emergency footing'.
STV political editor Colin Mackay reports from a media briefing with the First Minister this morning.