Percy Mahlati

Salary review for health workers

CAPE TOWN As a three-year agreement granting special allowances to health- care professionals with scarce skills and those placed in rural areas draws to a close, the health department has embarked on an overhaul of the remuneration packages of the entire sector.

'Health-professionals crisis looming'

The treasury's deputy director-general, Ismail Momoniat, warned yesterday of a looming crisis in the supply of health-care professionals, and pointed an accusing finger at the health department for its failure to produce a human resources strategy to tackle the problem.