Last week’s item in MedicalBrief outlining the seven-year struggle of Swiss surgeon Dr Markus Michel to have his qualifications accepted by the Health Professions Council of SA is evidence that the entire executive council should be dismissed, writes Dr Charles Hurwitz from Johannesburg.
I personally am friendly with a doctor from the Democratic Republic of Congo, who is 54 yrs old and has been in SA for six years. He has been totally ignored by the HPCSA. All his attempts at registration have been ignored.
High Court raps HPCSA over 7-year delay in accepting top Swiss surgeon’s qualifications