SA HEALTH NUMBERS
5 500 public sector health jobs have been lost in South Africa over the past four years, according to the SA Health Review 2017.
67 766professional nurses work in SA’s public sector out of a total of 140 598. More than half our doctors have also opted for private practice.
44 dentists work in the public sector in North West province.
200 medical specialists left the public sector in the Western Cape between 2015 and 2016.