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25 January 2013

NC needs more than 400 doctors

Human Sciences Research Council (HSRC)

The Northern Cape is facing a chronic shortage of doctors, with 57 percent of public health jobs not filled, a survey by the SA Institute of Race Relations has revealed.

According to the survey — which was due to be published this week — the Province also has a 12 percent vacancy rate for nurses.

Countrywide, 56 percent of doctor posts are vacant (14 351) and 46 percent (44 780) of nursing jobs unfilled. Health experts said the figures were a concern and said more needed to be done to train people.

Source: Diamond Field Advertiser

Human Sciences Research Council (HSRC)

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