08 October 2018 - NW2272
Kopane, Ms SP to ask the Minister of Health
With reference to his reply to question 1621 on 2 July 2018, what number of doctors registered with the Health Professions Council of South Africa are practicing in the (a) public and (b) private health sectors in each province?
The total number of doctors registered with the Health Professions Council of South Africa (HPCSA) as at 30 June 2018 is 45 503 (forty-five thousand five hundred and three), excluding dentists. The earlier reply 1621 included dentists. The HPCSA does not have data relating to the employment of doctors. The doctors are registered in one of two major categories Public.