Doctors see sharp decline in patient visits

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Sama chairperson Dr Angelique Coetzee.
Sama chairperson Dr Angelique Coetzee.

Some doctors in private practice in Pietermaritzburg and nationally have been financially affected by Covid-19 as they see a decline in patient visits.

Dr Mike Smit, of Pietermaritzburg, decided to call it a day and retire because his practice became “non-viable”.

Smit said that since the pandemic began there has been an “enormous” reduction in patient numbers.

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