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medicaldoctorIOL News reports that a week after unemployed doctors staged a sit-in at the headquarters in Pietermaritzburg of the KwaZulu-Natal Department of Health (DOH), an agreement has been reached.

The DOH said on Tuesday that 120 doctors’ posts had already been advertised, with the recruitment process expected to be wrapped up by the end of April. The doctors had reportedly fulfilled their community service obligations and had been waiting for appointments. “After lengthy deliberations, a meeting involving Health MEC Nomagugu Simelane, head of department Sandile Tshabalala and a group of unemployed doctors, it was resolved that 120 posts will be advertised,” the DOH reported. The doctors had apparently been staging a sit-in in front of the department’s provincial headquarters since last week, saying they would not leave until their demands of immediate employment were met. “After a consultation with the National Department of Health, the department will now able to advertise 120 posts and National Department have agreed to avail resources to enable the filling of the posts.” the department indicated. The doctors were advised that the department would be advertising posts, and they were encouraged to apply once that process ensued.

  • Read the full original of the report in the above regard by Jolene Marriah-Maharaj at IOL News

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