Specialist training in the first two postgraduate years must be made available in both large and small rural hospitals
Some years ago, when I was seeking views on priorities in rural health, I went to a rural town, where the desert met the sea, the local river flowed under the sand and the streets were wide enough to turn a bullock train, to interview the mayor. What did she want for her municipality with a population of 7000? A radiotherapy service and a cardiac catheter laboratory — her husband had both cancer and cardiac disease.
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