Probe: HPCSA looks into ‘negligence’

2009-06-29 00:00

IN its first strike-related case, the Health Professions Council of South Africa (HPCSA) is to begin an investigation today into a complaint involving 16 doctors from the paediatrics department at Addington Hospital in Durban for allegedly refusing to attend to life-threatening emergencies owing to their participation in the illegal strike action.

The HPCSA warned doctors who have “dared” government to fire them that the council has an obligation to inform regulatory bodies around the world about complaints against a doctor and that once doctors are de-registered or suspended they cannot enter into private practice in South Africa.

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