Health workers struggle to make ends meet as department fails to cough up their cash

Scores of contract doctors and nurses are demanding payment from the Eastern Cape health department. Stock photo.
Scores of contract doctors and nurses are demanding payment from the Eastern Cape health department. Stock photo.
Image: 123RF/Samsonovs

Contract Covid-19 workers, who put their lives on the line but have not been paid, have been short-changed or not been compensated for overtime, are asking: “What about us?”

Some are waiting for the sheriff of the court to knock on their doors as their debts pile up.

Others have walked away to find a job elsewhere as they no longer trust the Eastern Cape health department to pay them.

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