Doctors’ community service meeting most objectives

serviceCommunity service in the medical field is meeting its objectives‚ with about half of South Africa’s 1,200 doctors who graduate annually working in rural and underserved areas for their compulsory year of community service. Business Day reports, however, that according to University of Cape Town’s (UCT) Professor Steve Reid is should be more. He noted that the number of doctors working in far-flung areas is double the number who did their community service year in 2001. He said 15 years of surveys showed that doctors were increasingly experiencing the community service year as “positive”….more

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