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Stagnation of healthcare in the country is ‘fatal’

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The Gauteng health department received 157 new summonses last year and is facing medico-legal claims worth R1.6 billion in litigation for medical negligence. Photo: Getty Images
The Gauteng health department received 157 new summonses last year and is facing medico-legal claims worth R1.6 billion in litigation for medical negligence. Photo: Getty Images

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Budget cuts, freezing of posts and pressure to increase the number of nurses and doctors are just some of the challenges facing the health system in the country.

So says Dr Nicholas Crisp, deputy director-general in the department of health, during a panel discussion on how to move health reform efforts forward in South Africa.

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