South Africa's controversial health billsBMJ 1997; 315 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.315.7117.1177g (Published 08 November 1997) Cite this as: BMJ 1997;315:1177
- Pat Sidley
- Cape Town
South Africa's parliament has passed three controversial health bills, each of which has been the subject of bitter dispute and may well have long term legal repercussions.
One bill ensures that all graduating doctors will have to complete a year's “community service” in an area which has too few doctors.
The government, …