November 25, 2020

Graduate doctors in distress

Funding: Money thrown at SAA while health practitioners struggle for posts

As Finance Minister Tito Mboweni happily dishes out hundreds of millions of rand to keep poorly managed and corrupt state – owned enterprises in the green – the latest being R10 billion for SA Airways (SAA) – government has been accused of scuppering its intervention to improve access to health care.

There have been reports of more than 150 graduate doctors in limbo due to the health department’s alleged lack of funding for community service placement.

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