Battle for jobs: Motsoaledi takes swipe at 'picky' doctors

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Health Minister Aaron Motsoaledi has pointed to the gross inequality that exists between public and private healthcare services, while admitting to government inaction
PHOTO: THAPELO MAPHAKELA
Health Minister Aaron Motsoaledi has pointed to the gross inequality that exists between public and private healthcare services, while admitting to government inaction PHOTO: THAPELO MAPHAKELA

Cape Town - Health Minister Aaron Motsoaledi sought to set the record straight on claims that there are no jobs in public service for hundreds of trainee doctors and pharmacists.

"I wish to state that quite often the conflicting information and numbers of doctors not placed in posts stem from the fact that available posts may not necessarily be in facilities which a doctor prefer. However, we select these facilities accordingly (sic) to the needs of the population," said Motsoaledi in a prepared speech on Thursday.

The Junior Doctors Association of SA (Judasa), an affiliate of SA Medical Association (Sama), and the National Healthcare Professions Association (NHPA) compiled separate dossiers of unemployed doctors and pharmacists.

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