Doctors: Strike was misguided

2009-07-03 00:00

PUBLIC service doctors who did not join the stayaway called the strike by their colleagues “misguided” yesterday.

In a statement issued before the strike was called off, they said that to forgo the Hippocratic Oath and “deliberately choose to compromise the health care of vulnerable human lives as a tool in our disputes with higher authorities is not only disappointing, but also profoundly disturbing”.

Anglican Archbishop Thabo Makgoba condemned the striking doctors, and said their actions affected the “poorest of the poor”.

“Those who have the means can go to private doctors, but the poor will go without care and some will die,” he said.

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