Government must train more doctors

Professor Thanyani Mariba, dean of medicine at the University of Pretoria, is absolutely correct about our country not having enough resources and personnel to train more doctors.

Professor Thanyani Mariba, dean of medicine at the University of Pretoria, is absolutely correct about our country not having enough resources and personnel to train more doctors.

The irony is that the government has never thought of expanding training facilities or staff. The same number of doctors who looked after 35million people 10 years ago now look after 44 million people.

The Health and Education departments must urgently plan and budget for training many more medical students as well as for campus facilities.

Hermene Koorts, DA member of the Gauteng Provincial Legislature

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