Doctors show signs of emotional fatigue: SAMA

South African Medical Association (Sama) chairperson, Dr Angelique Coetzee, says doctors are now showing signs of emotional fatigue amid the third wave of the COVID-19 pandemic. She says the Department of Health should give doctors compulsory leave when possible to allow them some time to rest. Coetzee has expressed concern[…]

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Campaign puts spotlight on junior doctors’ working hours

The South African Medical Association is launching a campaign to create awareness about the long and gruelling hours under which junior doctors operate. Its since emerged that many of these doctors often push themselves to the point of exhaustion. This issue was thrust into the spotlight earlier this year after[…]

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Organ donation in Islam: the doctor’s dilemma

“Whosoever saves a life, it would be as if he saved the life of all mankind.” [Qur’an5:32] Death is a sensitive topic of discussion in most communities. Discussing whether or not to donate your organs after you die may be an even more sensitive subject as people never want to[…]

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Local doc makes waves with app

Cape Town born Dr Yaseen Khan from the Open Medicine Project South Africa (TOMPSA) is slowly attracting global recognition for his innovation in combining the medical and technological fields, in a bid to improve the overall state of healthcare in South Africa and other low resource settings. The project has[…]

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Gaza’s doctors are heros: Dr Gilbert

A Norwegian doctor currently assisting in the war stricken Gaza Strip has penned a moving letter to the world’s most influential leaders, describing the awful conditions caused by a 17 day Israeli bombardment on the region. Since the conflict between Hamas and Israel began just over two weeks ago, more[…]

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