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South Africa to nationalise failing hospitals

Health professionals suffer from unpaid salaries, lack of basic supplies, and staff shortages.
Last Modified: 23 Jan 2013 00:14

The South African government plans to nationalise at least 10 failing hospitals.

It is part of an effort to improve healthcare and train medical staff.

Health professionals say there is no accountability for months of unpaid wages, lack of basic supplies, including bandages and disinfectants, and drug and staff shortages.

Al Jazeera's Tania Page reports from the rural Eastern Cape, where officials struggle to attract enough doctors and nurses.

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