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Jacket would detect symptoms up to four times faster than a doctor.
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Much is made of alleged shortages in doctors’ posts but clinical associates rarely gets a mention, says professional association.
Most were abducted, others chose to go but all have to face the stigma and hope for acceptance.
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Bhekisisa means "to scrutinise" in Zulu
In South Africa, Zulu patients who would like to be thoroughly assessed by a doctor, would ask the physician to "bhekisisa" them.