We have had a run of sick leave at work and I have been concerned about the increased rate. I started investigating on Friday and after a short drive past Dr. SB Memela’s practice (Practice number 2012044) in Clermont I realised the problem.
I have interviewed a number of my staff and the findings are that one can pay for a medical certificate, the more one pays, the more days off one gets. To give you an idea:
1 day = R50
2 days = R60
3 days = R90
I have had 4 staff admit to this. I have also reported this to the HPCSA and will see if anything happens. I tried doing a search on the Board of Health Funders but the practice number and Dr SB Memela didn’t show up.
I now have 6 hearing to do on Thursday….Can’t wait….
I am sure there are many operators like this in SA.