n South African Medical Journal - RWOPS abuse could cost, or even ruin, offenders : izindaba
|Article Title||RWOPS abuse could cost, or even ruin, offenders : izindaba|
|© Publisher:||Health and Medical Publishing Group (HMPG)|
|Journal||South African Medical Journal|
|Publication Date||Aug 2013|
|Pages||506 - 508|
If a bid by state lawyers succeeds, the minority of state doctors proven to have sacrificed their legal/ethical obligations to public sector patients in favor of private sector extra earnings could end up paying reparation - and some may even be financially crippled. This emerged in the ongoing saga of Remunerated Work Outside the Public Service (RWOPS), which has played out most publicly in KwaZulu-Natal (KZN), Gauteng and the Free State recently. It also threw up a shaky truce between doctors and officials, following slurs on the medical profession and clumsy, sweeping clampdowns by some provincial health ministers.
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