Doctor’s Frustrations with SA’s Healthcare System
The Citizen. A great many things throughout a medical career can cause one to become disillusioned or disappointed. It is a shame that so many otherwise easily preventable things, such as this, occur in our local healthcare system. Aside from the obvious difficulties in the application processes for posts, all healthcare workers (nurses, therapists, support staff and others, not just doctors) are subjected to quite poor working conditions. This is both in terms of the physical condition of workplaces and in a broader sense. Many hospitals do not pay their staff on time, with overtime and regular salaries being delayed for months on many occasions. Attempts to rectify these errors are met with resistance and, if followed up, often still take a great amount of time and effort to resolve. Read the full article here.