oa South African Health Review - Voice of a pharmacist : Ruth Ngbokota of Michael Mapongwana Day Hospital, Khayelitsha, Western Cape : human resources

Volume 2005 Number 1
  • ISSN : 1025-1715



Extracted from text ... 174 V voice of Anso Thom After 12 years, Ruth Ngbokota is calling it a day, for now. She spends at least nine hours of her day crammed into the overcrowded dispensary at Michael Mapongwana Day Hospital in Khayelitsha. As the only pharmacist, the hospital relies on her to dispense an average of 350 scripts a day. This figure can easily rise to over 400 on a busy day. "I think I was basically the only pharmacist prepared to work here. They were hard pressed to find nurses to work here, never mind a pharmacist, " says the diminutive ..

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