DRUM - - Health -

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.

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