Cuban doctors came at our request – Minister of Health
Health Minister Dr Zweli Mkhize says the Cuban medical brigade that arrived in South Africa on Monday, came at the government’s request.
“The Cuban doctors are coming at our request to reinforce as they have strength in community treatment. Our model is about ‘if you are sick, you go to the hospital’. Cuba has a different model.
“We welcome them and we want to assure everyone that they will not take anyone’s posts and they will be working alongside South Africans. There should not be anyone that feels that they are a threat to [local employment],” Mkhize said at a virtual media briefing on Tuesday.
This came after just more than 200 healthcare professionals landed at the Waterkloof Air Force Base in Pretoria in the early hours of Monday morning to assist in the…