- The Cuban doctors deployed to South Africa will start work soon
- They have been in a 14-day quarantine since they arrived
- The first group will be deployed in the North West province
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The Cuban doctors who were deployed to South Africa to assist in fighting the coronavirus have completed their 14-day quarantine in Pretoria.
The first group of 13 doctors will be starting work on Monday. The healthcare workers will be deployed to 4 districts of the North West.
Briefly.co.za learned that Madoda Sambatha, the MEC for health in the province, has assured doctors that their jobs are safe and will not be 'hijacked'.
The Cuban doctors have promised to do everything in their power to help and will cooperate fully with the healthcare workers in the province according to ENCA.
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In other news, Briefly.co.za reported that the US government has slammed South Africa for accepting the deployment of Cuban doctors in the fallout from the coronavirus pandemic.
Cuba was accused of profiting from human trafficking with US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo telling the nation during a briefing this week that the US had taken note of how the Cuban regime was taking advantage of both the Covid-19 pandemic and its medical workers.
“Governments accepting Cuban doctors must pay them directly, otherwise when they pay the regime, they are helping the Cuban government turn a profit on human trafficking."
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