Private practice obstetricians may disappear within four years

SA Society of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists says South Africa is at risk of having no obstetricians practicing privately in the next four years due to high insurance rates.

50 obstetricians have quit their jobs this year, and the society says it expects between 50 and 100 obstetricians to leave private practice next year.

There are currently about 450 obstetricians in private practice.

CEO of the South African Private Practitioners Forum, Dr Chris Archer, says the insurance rates are high because of the calculated risks to the child when being born.

It's a very serious situation. And we are trying to find the solution to reduce the risk of damage to the child.

Dr Chris Archer, CEO of the South African Private Practitioners Forum

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