Anesthetists' shortage worries minister

Sethomo Lelatisitswe
Sethomo Lelatisitswe

The Assistant Minister of Health Sethomo Lelatisitswe has admitted that there is currently a critical shortage of anesthetists and high care specialists/intensivists in the country as most of them leave for private practice and greener pastures.

Sethomo said as such, the Selebi-Phikwe General Hospital currently refer patients requiring such specialist services to Nyangabgwe Referral Hospital where there is one specialist anesthetist and one intensivist.

This came about after the MP for the Selebi-Phikwe West constituency Dithapelo Keorapetse asked the minister to state the number of nurses in Selebi-Phikwe Hospital and clinics and those who are specialised; and what government is doing to address the shortage of anaesthetists, theatre/ high care specialists, midwives, eye nurses and other specialists nurses in Selebi-Phikwe.

Editor's Comment
Bravo, Matlala JSS for recognising employees!

Last Friday, Matlala Junior Secondary School (JSS) in Tlokweng did just that – they organised an event to honour their teachers and support staff. This gesture is truly commendable, as teachers occupy a pivotal role in the lives of our children.To be completely candid, teachers are the ones who shape our children from a very tender age, investing a significant amount of time in their growth and development. It's not uncommon to hear parents...

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