Train SA doctors at home - MEC
Durban - Sending students to Cuba to train as doctors was an expensive exercise for KwaZulu-Natal, and the province was now considering opening more medical schools and importing Cuban lecturers. Health MEC Sibongiseni Dhlomo told the health portfolio committee at the provincial legislature in Pietermaritzburg on Tuesday that next week he would lead a team to Angola on a mission to establish how the country managed to open medical schools with lecturers from Cuba. South Africa first sent students to Cuba in 1995 to address the shortage of doctors.
When we started the programme, the country sent 80 students to Cuba, of whom 10 were from KZN. Since Limpopo has a financial problem we were requested to support it by sending (paying for) 30 of its students, but with an agreement that they would first work for KZN,” he said.... Read the full, comprehensive news article and discuss at Post