Dr Tim De Maayer may still be axed

South Africa

Johannesburg – Rahima Moosa Mother and Child Hospital’s Dr Tim de Maayer has had his suspension lifted.

However, he now faces a disciplinary hearing that could see him fired.

The South African Medical Association has expressed its outrage at the development.

De Maayer was suspended after writing a letter decrying poor conditions at the hospital. He said they were directly leading to the death of children and called for urgent action.

The suspension was lifted after a public outcry and intervention by the Health MEC.

SAMA says the conduct of CEO, Nozuko Mkabayi, is unscrupulous, unethical and shameful. It says her actions are a vindictive attempt to silence criticism of her administration.

The medical body is calling for an immediate end to the disciplinary process.

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