Medical fraternity mourns 'passionate, dedicated' Dr Sindi van Zyl

She was a well-known and beloved doctor, radio host and magazine columnist who offered advice on a range of medical topics, particularly on her Twitter account.

Dr Sindi Van Zyl. Picture: @sindivanzyl.

JOHANNESBURG - The South African Medical Association (Sama) on behalf of the entire medical fraternity has honoured the late Dr Sindi van Zyl.

Van Zyl passed on due to COVID-19-related complications on Saturday, 10 April.

She was a well-known and beloved doctor, radio host and magazine columnist who offered advice on a range of medical topics, particularly on her Twitter account. She also a number of roles at Sama.

"Dr van Zyl's passing is a great loss to the country. She was passionate about the medical profession and dedicated her time to educating the nation on all health matters especially HIV and mental health," Sama said in a statement.

"I still recall her last interview with a SAMA member on the issue of COVID. That makes her passing all the more sad as she went out of her way to educate her listeners on matters relating to Covid," said Dr Angelique Coetzee, Sama Chairperson.

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