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‘It’s chaos’: Doctors, nurses work in fear of their lives


‘It’s chaos’: Doctors, nurses work in fear of their lives

Despite shootings and rapes, the government ignores pleas to fix security at hospitals, says Sama


In 2011, Dr Senzosenkosi Mkhize, a newly qualified doctor, was stabbed to death by a patient in Middelburg Hospital in Mpumalanga.

Doctors staged marches and a memorial lecture, and the SA Medical Association (Sama) asked the health department to improve hospital security to protect staff.

But nine years later, a lack of hospital security remains an issue, says Sama member Dr Akhtar Hassain. ..

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