Evidence of doctors' health minister at last

Chris Bateman


Fragmented health care services are responsible for South Africa’s dismal infant and maternal mortality rates while budgets are being greedily consumed by bloated and inefficient administrations that sideline clinicians at the coalface.
New Health Minister Dr Aaron Motsoaledi said this to 200 doctors at Groote Schuur Hospital while sharing how he plans to turn the floundering health care ship around after ‘discovering that problems went much deeper than I realised’.
In an address none of his audience dreamed possible during the debilitating tenure of his long-standing predecessor, Dr Manto Tshabalala-Msimang, Motsoaledi outdid some of his department’s detractors in sharing horror stories.

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Chris Bateman, HMPG

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South African Medical Journal 2010;100(2):76-79.

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Date submitted: 2009-12-14
Date published: 2010-01-29

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