With almost 200 Cuban doctors working in South Africa, their wages – and subsequent costs to the taxpayer – have been made public this week.
The deployment came with a reported R430 million price tag and has sparked outrage amongst South Africans as a number of local and newly-qualified doctors are still sitting at home
This comes after rumours that 23 Cuban doctors, who arrived in South Africa on Freedom Day, tested positive for COVID-19.
There has been concern regarding the arrival of Cuban doctors when there are qualified health professionals in South Africa.
Democratic Nursing Organisation of SA (Denosa) says the arrival of Cuban health professionals can be unpatriotic while SA nurses are unemployed.
A group of Cuban health experts arriving in South Africa on Freedom Day to help flatten the curve, means far more than meets the eye.
A team of doctors from Cuba will arrive in South Africa on Sunday to assist on the frontlines in the fight against COVID-19.
All Discovery health medical scheme members have access to virtual consultations with their doctors to avoid the spread of coronavirus.
The YNITU says frontline nurses are not adequately trained, relying on social media and the internet to learn about the coronavirus.
The coronavirus is officially in SA. What better way to prepare than to know how your medical aid will have your back.
There were riot police stationed outside Avenues Clinic forbidding the doctor to leave.
The doctor was abducted last week in what appears to be a politically motivated move.
South Africa’s government has received some much-needed support for its NHI BIll from a group of former world leaders known as The Elders.
The battle has about the future shape of South African healthcare has started, and it is a battle royal which will clearly have massive implications any which way it goes.
Cyril Ramaphosa has categorically stated that the NHI is the future of the South Africa healthcare sector, “whether people like it or not”.
The mood is glum: More industry experts are claiming that doctors are planning to leave South Africa en masse if the NHI bill is signed into law.
Dr Paulo de Valdolerios’ Walk-In Doctor practice where patients only pay what they can afford recently caused a media frenzy in South Africa.
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The party have reported the doctor for “unethical behaviour”.
The Home Office has announced that it will henceforth exclude doctors and nurses from the cap on the Tier 2 Skilled Worker Visa.
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Student doctors have been left feeling stranded and helpless. With the country’s health sector in crisis, this is now what’s needed.
Health Professions Council of South Africa releases names of bogus practitioners
Fake news, maybe some corruption in government? No, this time it’s fake doctors causing all the chaos. Worryingly, there are a lot of them.
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