Review demanded of SA junior doctors’ working hours

Overworked SA junior doctors are calling for new regulations on working hours following the death of a young intern who allegedly fell asleep behind the wheel after working a very long shift. The Cape Times reports that young doctors are blaming the Western Cape Department of Health and the Health Professions Council of SA (HPCSA) for allowing interns to work shifts of up to 30 hours or even longer. The matter was raised by a concerned citizen and member of the medical profession, Dr John Roos, who wrote a letter to the newspaper to highlight doctors’ concerns…….more

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