South Africa to nationalise failing hospitals

Health professionals suffer from unpaid salaries, lack of basic supplies, and staff shortages.

    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.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


    YOU MIGHT ALSO LIKE

    Interactive: Coding like a girl

    Interactive: Coding like a girl

    What obstacles do young women in technology have to overcome to achieve their dreams? Play this retro game to find out.

    Heron Gate mass eviction: 'We never expected this in Canada'

    Hundreds face mass eviction in Canada's capital

    About 150 homes in one of Ottawa's most diverse and affordable communities are expected to be torn down in coming months

    I remember the day … I designed the Nigerian flag

    I remember the day … I designed the Nigerian flag

    In 1959, a year before Nigeria's independence, a 23-year-old student helped colour the country's identity.