Hopes for a medical school to be established at the University of Johannesburg (UJ) recently received a boost, with the Gauteng Provincial Government reaffirming its support for the project.
MEC of Health, Dr Bandile Masuku, said his first three months in office has allowed the department to gain deeper insights about the province’s health system and UJ’s plans to establish the medical school in South Africa’s most densely populated region. He explained this during his recent tour of the university’s Faculty of Health Sciences. He was visibly impressed with UJ’s newly established, high-tech Medical Simulation Lab that stimulates real-time medical emergency situations. Dr Masuku also took special interest at the numerous health courses offered in various departments within the Faculty. He said their plans also include building six new hospitals during this decade.