Bara fails to pay new recruits

2014-02-02 09:32
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Johannesburg - New recruits at Chris Hani Baragwanath Hospital have not been paid for January and can only expect their salaries from the end of this month.

According to the Sunday Independent, hospital chief executive Dr Sandile Mfenyana sent out a circular to staff blaming the Gauteng department of finance for not having been able to capture all the data in time to pay salaries.

The crisis-hit hospital, the biggest in the southern hemisphere, has been plagued by on-going power outages in the past few weeks, resulting in doctors having to cancel scheduled surgeries.

In addition to this, staff members have complained about severe shortages of medical personnel, medication and critical medical equipment. 

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