KZN looks to private sector to keep oncology services running

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Doctors use stethoscopes to listen for irregularities in heartbeat or inhalation, amongst other things. There are six areas on the chest and seven on the back where the stethoscope is often placed.

DURBAN - KwaZulu-Natal health officials say they will look to the private sector for help with keeping oncology services running at the province's public hospitals.

The last two cancer specialists employed in Durban's public healthcare sector resigned on Friday.

READ: Last cancer doctor quits in Durban

Oncologists have dumped the KZN health department and are heading to the private sector, saying they cannot do their work with broken and failing equipment.

The province's Health MEC says senior managers in his department have let him down.