With a tight deadline of 100 days, the new management team at Tshilidzini Hospital have started to turn the tide from barely working to functional.
Rural areas bear the brunt of healthcare worker shortages and this inequality needs to be solved, before any form of National Health Insurance (NHI) is possible.
After turning down placements at rural hospitals, hundreds of newly qualified doctors remain unemployed while the country’s rural state hospitals remain desperately understaffed because of a complex – yet fixable – situation. Health-e News’ Amy Green investigates whether these health professionals are being ‘picky’ and what possible solutions there are to this senseless situation.
LIMPOPO – With only a single working toilet shared by both male and female patients at Sibasa Clinic in Makwarela, outside Thohoyandou, security personnel at the clinic are concerned.