It is a widely held
view that medical practitioners in South Africa are increasingly
unwilling to serve the nation due to several reasons which include poor
The 2016/17 Annual Report of the Gauteng Health Department has revealed
why we should all be worried about this crisis.
Medical practitioners in South Africa are abandoning the country’s
health sector in such rate that has been described as disturbing. The
hospitals in Gauteng alone have over 4000 vacant critical posts.
This revelation was
made by the Gauteng Health Department’s 2016/17 Annual Report. The
report which was recently tabled in the Gauteng Legislature specified
that more than 4000 vacancies in critical medical posts have remained
vacant because medical practitioners aren’t interested in taking the