“The Health Professions Council of SA (HPCSA) is investigating complaints lodged by the public against

doctors who have apparently adopted an anti-vaccination stance, as the country pushes for higher levels of

immunisation against the Covid-19 virus,” reported Times Live (8 Nov 2021).

HPCSA spokesperson Christopher Tsatsawane has confirmed the investigation and said a committee of inquiry will determine if these healthcare professionals will be allowed to continue practising.

The National Health Department’s Foster Mohale said it condemned “any form of unethical and illegal behaviour by any healthcare worker, including medical professionals, and will not hesitate to refer them to the HPCSA for disciplinary action for breaching their ethical duties by advocating for people not to take Covid-19 vaccine and proliferating misinformation.

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