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22 January 2013

SA needs 14 351 doctors, 44 780 nurses

Human Sciences Research Council (HSRC)

KwaZulu-Natal is facing a chronic shortage of doctors, with 49 percent of public health jobs not filled, a survey by the SA Institute of Race Relations has revealed.

According to the survey – due to be published this week – the province also has a 26 percent vacancy rate for nurses.

Countrywide, 56 percent of doctor posts are vacant (14 351) and 46 percent (44 780) of nursing jobs unfilled.

Source: DailyNews

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