Junior doctor exposes racism and sexism in video recording

A video posted on YouTube has revealed a culture of racism and sexual harassment under which junior doctors are subjected to in the workplace.

Dr Yumna Moosa, lodged a complaint against a medical consultant in Kwa-Zulu Natal while doing her internship. However, her concerns were ignored and was advised against pursuing the matter or risk her prospects for career advancement.

An official from the National Department of Health said the issue was being dealt with by Health Professional Council of South Africa (HPCSA) and said there would also be an internal investigation on the matter.

Responding to the issue, he said the following: "having been a doctor for many years, we cannot deny that the culture of humiliating and degrading junior doctos has been around for decades in the health profession".

702's Azania Mosaka spoke to Dr Yumna Moosa about the kind of environment she was working in before leaving the particular hospital.

Since her complaint, five other junior doctors raised issues about harrasment in the workplace, but nothing has been done about it.

Moosa is scheduled to appear before the CCMA where the hospital's alleged failure to address her complaints will be dealt with. She has left her career as a medical doctor as in currently working as a research fellow preparing to pursue a PhD in bioinformatics.

Listen to the conversation below:

There's this justification rather than an explanation that the environment is stressful so we respond by shouting and being rude which is just not necessary.

Dr Yumna Moosa
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