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healthcareCity Press writes that, unbelievable as it may sound, Dr Viwe Mtwesi (32), South Africa’s youngest cardiologist, is unemployed.  

Mtwesi completed her cardiology training at Chris Hani Baragwanath Hospital (Bara) in Soweto in October.  She worked at the hospital for seven years as a trainee cardiologist, but her contract ended last month.  Mtwesi asked Bara to sponsor her to further her studies in electrophysiology so that she would be able to return to work in public hospitals.  But her request was rejected, apparently because the government did not have the administrative ability to assist her.  Mtwesi has since been unable to find a job.  She has now taken up an offer to study further in Canada where she managed to secure a private sponsorship to study electrophysiology at Queen’s University for two years.  She will leave for Canada in June, but in the meantime she is staying at home and focusing on other things such as her medical tourism business.  

  • Read this report by Lubabalo Ngcukana in full at News24

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