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healthcareBusinessLive reports that the Eastern Cape provincial health department has set aside R300m to fill more than 1‚800 critical posts.  

The positions include doctors and nurses‚ as well as specialists for maternity sections, in 26 identified hospitals‚ including the Nelson Mandela Academic Hospital in Mthatha‚ Frere Hospital and Cecilia Makiwane in East London‚ and Livingstone Hospital in Port Elizabeth.  Provincial health spokesperson Sizwe Kupelo said the "R300m was allocated to the department to assist with human resource improvements in order to assist about 26 hospitals across the province, which were soft targets of medico-legal claims".  The recruitment process for the hundreds of health workers has already begun.

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