JOHANNESBURG – South African police say they have arrested five unqualified doctors working in hospitals across the country.
Spokesman McIntosh Polela said Wednesday that one of the men worked at a government hospital in South Africa's Limpopo province. The other four worked under two qualified doctors at private practices, one in South Africa's capital Pretoria.
The men are in court facing charges of fraud, corruption, indecent assault and impersonating doctors. Polela said the unqualified doctors were working as general practitioners and administering vaccines.
While those who can afford private hospitals in South Africa receive care similar in quality to that in the U.S. or Europe, access to medical facilities remains limited in some rural areas and beyond the reach of what many can pay.