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samalogo thumb medium85 87SABC News reports that according to the Mpumalanga Health Department, the Mapulaneng hospital in Bushbuckridge has been operating on a skeleton staff after doctors and nurses affiliated to the SA Medical Association (SAMA) downed tools.  

They are demanding an improvement in the hospital’s security after an off duty doctor was shot and wounded at the hospital premises by criminals last month.  Spokesperson for the provincial Health Department, Dumisani Malamule, said a meeting to resolve the dispute would be held on Monday and added:  “Over the weekend we were operating with a skeleton staff, some of them are not back at work.  But patients were being assisted, they did get service and there is no patient that was turned away because of the current situation.  We are hopeful that the further negotiations that we still going to engage on, will actually bring solution to this problem that we are faced with in Mapulaneng.”

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