Mpilo General Hospital requires an additional 82 doctors to be able to operate normally.
According to the hospital’s clinical director Dr Solwayo Ngwenya, the situation requires urgent attention to avoid unnecessary loss of lives.
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In an interview with the Chronicle, Dr Ngwenya also revealed that available junior doctors at Mpilo are overworked and this could negatively impact their own health. He said:
The other affected grade is of hospital medical officers (GMOs) and we are short by 53 due to the fact that the post holders went on manpower development leave.
This makes it a total of 82 doctors needed urgently to avoid unnecessary loss of lives and we have been trying to get the deficit of the numbers with no solution in sight.
This is not good for our own health and the safety of patients whom we are trying to save under these difficult conditions.
We need 30 junior doctors urgently and the employer should replace the GMOs. Even though posts were frozen, it’s the only solution to save the institution.
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