Cancer Crisis - Where Are South Africa's Radiation Oncologists?
According to an annual survey conducted by the South African Society of Clinical and Radiation Oncology, there is not a single radiation oncologist left in Limpopo or Mpumalanga, and cancer patients have to be sent to Gauteng. Only radiation oncologists are qualified to provide the treatment many cancer patients require and the public sector only has 38 radiation oncologists.
South Africa: Cancer Crisis - Where Are the Radiation Oncologists?
Bhekisisa, 23 May 2018
Everyone knows about KZN's cancer crisis but no one is talking about the other provinces that operate on just one radiation oncologist -- or less. Read more »
Everyone knows about KZN's cancer crisis but no one is talking about the other provinces that operate on just one radiation oncologist — or less.
Bhekisisa, 17 May 2018
Meanwhile, a lone specialist in the North West caters for 3.7-million people as four provinces are forced to send patients to Gauteng. Read more »
News24Wire, 14 May 2018
Natal Health MEC Sibongiseni Dhlomo and his acting head of the provincial health department have appeared in front of the Human Rights Commission of South Africa (HRCSA) in… Read more »
News24Wire, 30 January 2018
The KwaZulu-Natal health department has decided to partner with private hospitals and specialists to address the oncology crisis in the province, department head Dr Musa Gumede… Read more »