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Mpumalanga student doctors booted from accommodation to make way for Cuban doctors

By Hannah Omarjee | homarjee@radioislam.co.za
5 July 2023 | 19:00 CAT
1 min read

Photo Credit: News24

ActionSA has expressed concern about the recent decision to evict student and intern doctors from their accommodations to make room for Cuban doctors. Radio Islam International spoke with ActionSA’s Thoko Mashiane to learn more about the issue.

According to Mashiane, the hospital should be able to provide adequate housing for all interns and students. The issue came to light when some students reached out to an ActionSA member for help finding alternate accommodation after being asked to leave their previous lodgings. Unfortunately, these students have been left to fend for themselves, and some have even decided to return home.

Mashiane also noted that the decision to evict the interns was made without proper notice, leaving them with no time to find alternate housing.

ActionSA planned to march to the hospital on Thursday, 6 July 2023, to deliver a memorandum and hold those responsible accountable. Mashiane said the march would start 500 m from the hospital, where they would then hand over the memorandum to the hospital CEO. She added that the hospital officials have been uncooperative, and ActionSA is prepared to take legal action on behalf of the student doctors if necessary.

Listen to the full interview with Junaid Kharsany on The Daily Round Up here.

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