KATHARINE CHILD: An easy fix — hire more doctors
SA went into the Covid-19 pandemic with a shortage of doctors at state health-care facilities. Now, as cases surge, the system is under further strain
As hospitals around SA battle the coronavirus, and exhausted health-care workers bear the brunt of a surge in cases, there is an obvious, if sidelined, way to manage the crisis: hire more doctors at state hospitals.
These hospitals are perpetually short-staffed. Covid-19 has simply made matters worse: doctors are working brutally long shifts, and treating sick patients on ventilators amid a new round of load-shedding...