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Shrikant Peters

Show BioHide BioShrikant Peters is a medical doctor and lecturer, specialising in Public Health Medicine at the Western Cape Department of Health and the University of Cape Town. He holds a BA in Politics, Philosophy & Economics from the University of South Africa. He has worked at Addington, Mahatma Gandhi, Eerste River and Hillbrow Hospitals. He has a special interest in the improvement of quality in the public healthcare sector and writes in his personal capacity. He is a practicing Catholic (but could always use some more practice).

9 posts

COVID-19 and the original sin of South Africa

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Although the South African government implemented very strict lockdown measures, the number of new COVID-19 cases during this period have increased exponentially. Irrespective of the criticism or praise the government has received for its actions, Shrikant Pet... More »

Finding peace during lockdown

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South Africa will wake up to a nationwide lockdown on 26 March and many other countries around the world are already facing similar restrictions to the individual freedom of movement. The ever increasing number of COVID-19 infections are also instilling fear a... More »

The influence of economics on health

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Many South Africans had hoped that the 2020 Budget Speech on 20 February would provide greater clarity on plans for the National Health Insurance (NHI) plan. However, Finance Minister Tito Mboweni mentioned the NHI only once, in passing. Shrikant Peters observ... More »

Catholic Pride

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Recalling the flames that recently devoured a section of Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris, Shrikant Peters reflects on the universality of the Catholic faith that transcends all national boundaries and cultures, and reveals itself in ordinary, everyday situations... More »

About to die — The Cliff Edge

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The mere mention of death startles most, leaving us uneasy. Imagine what it must be like for those who have to face death almost every day — and not only death but also those left in death’s wake. Shrikant Peters is a medical doctor. For him there is no escapi... More »

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