Motsoaledi urged to reconsider private medical training

The DA says the minister appears to have a problem with the private sector.

Health Minister Aaron Motsoaledi. Picture: Sapa.

CAPE TOWN - The Democratic Alliance (DA) says it doesn't understand why Health Minister Aaron Motsoaledi continues to refuse private institutions permission to train medical doctors.

Yesterday, the minister said while there is a massive shortage of doctors in South Africa and around the world, only the children of rich families would be able to afford private medical training.

The DA's Wilmot James says Motsoaledi appears to have a problem with the private sector.

"Whenever it's raised as an issue, the doors are shutdown."