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KwaZulu-Natal public sector doctors and other medical specialists will embark on protest marches and other industrial action in the next two weeks to force the province’s department of health to improve their working conditions and infrastructure at their places of work. The South African Medical Association’s (Sama’s) coastal KwaZulu-Natal branch has resolved to embark on a protest march in Durban to highlight the “collapse of the healthcare system” in the province. On Thursday Dr Mvuyisi Mzukwa, chairman of Sama’s KwaZulu-Natal coastal branch, said the body was calling on all doctors, specialists and other medical staff in the public sector to support the industrial action aimed at creating public awareness of the poor state of public healthcare in the province and to force the government to employ more qualified staff, buy adequate equipment and build sound infrastructure. The doctors expressed frustration at the department’s decision to unilaterally change the conditions of empl...

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