Docking of doctors’ pay sparks row with Limpopo health department

The department of health in Limpopo, under the stewardship of MEC Phophi Ramathuba, is in an ugly spat with medical doctors in one hospital following deductions on doctors’ salaries last month. The Democratic Alliance (DA) in Limpopo has written to Ramathuba asking her to investigate the allegations. The deductions allegedly happened to about 15 doctors attached to Dikolong Hospital in Driekop, Burgersfort. The doctors said this month’ deductions range from R15,000 to R20,000. They claimed they were being punished for taking part in a go-slow after the provincial department failed to repair some defective critical medical equipment. “We reported for…

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