oa Civil Engineering = Siviele Ingenieurswese - It's not inside - it's on top : from the CEO's desk



"There is a human resource crisis in care that is driven partly by the government's tolerance of incompetent staff." The South African Health Review 2016 published a report on the dismal state (pun intended) of health care in the public sector, particularly on government's inability to attract competent healthcare professionals to work in public healthcare facilities. The sector has 100 000 vacant posts, while government is spending R1.5 billion on hiring temporary agency nurses. The inferences are vexing - but another time.The report is scathing and makes no bones about incompetency, lack of ethics, shocking governance, irregular expenditure, maladministration, unaccountability, inability to make decisions, poor systems and structures, and pitiable leadership. For a moment I thought I was perusing a public sector infrastructure report. And while all this pervades the fabric of the public health sector, the proletariat are called upon to eat cake - our population is getting fatter, AIDS-related diseases are responsible for a third of deaths,and more people are suffering from hypertension.


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