Training of SA doctors in Cuba costs double that of local training

Jack Bloom, Shadow Health MEC for the Democratic Alliance (DA) said in a statement that the South African government pays more than R300 000 to have one doctor trained in Cuba. To train a doctor in SA would cost R150 000. The MEC for Gauteng Health, Bandile Masuku, acknowledged this to question in the Legislature. Masuku defended the extra expense because “Cuba trains students who find it difficult to be accepted in South African universities. Masuku furthermore said that the students are trained in a system producing better health outcomes…

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