The health minister Aaron Motsoaledi has advocated his case in a statement saying that there are 14 oncology devices worth R40 million, but there are no specialists to use the device.
Natal has been experiencing problems for months, not only with doctors, but with medical devices that are either broken or unserviceable. At present, an oncologist in Natal is employed to treat 1.3 million cancer patients. Motsoaledi now calls on private specialists to come and help and use the equipment.
It is frustrating the medical fraternity because he wants to enforce a new health system, but he does not realize that there are medical staff who have to do the job. Cancer patients have to wait for up to four months in certain hospitals before they can get radiation, but according to the state it is not a “crisis”.
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