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healthcareDaily News reports that the critical shortage of urologists and out-of-order equipment to examine patients at state hospitals in KwaZulu-Natal (KZN) has been brought to the fore after a Durban pensioner was given an appointment to see a doctor in 2021.  

The (unnamed) pensioner, 61, has a problem with his prostate.  He was surprised to see the year 2021 written on his file and when he enquired from the general practitioner and his assistant, they confirmed the date.  He was told the urologist was fully booked.  The provincial Health Department has denied claims of a shortage of urologists.  But, the Democratic Alliance’s Dr Imran Keeka said there was only one urologist in eThekwini who served the entire south of the province and one at Grey’s Hospital in Pietermaritzburg to serve the north of KZN.  Other urologists had resigned over time, said Keeka.

  • Read this report by Zainul Dawood in full at Daily News

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