Coronavirus: Free State ready to put 17 Cuban doctors to work in the province

13 Cuban doctors deployed to North West start work

“They are here to be integrated into the health teams in the districts as they specialise in oriented primary healthcare for a preventative healthcare service.

“This deployment of Cuban health professionals is highly beneficial to South Africa as it is targeted at strengthening the health system. It further cements the strong ties that already exist between these two countries, with the Free State already having the largest contingent of its medical students having studied in Cuba.

“The Ministry of Health has done everything according to prescripts in order to protect both the Cuban health professionals as well as the South Africans,” Mvambi said.

Health MEC Montseng Tsiu said the department was facilitating their [Cuban doctors] registration with the Health Professions Council of South Africa (HPCSA) and inducting them before they can practice medicine in the country. 

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