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South African Hospital Cuts Back on Services

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South African Hospital Cuts Back on Services

South African Hospital Cuts Back on Services

South African Hospital Cuts Back on Services

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The largest hospital in Johannesburg, South Africa, has stopped treating all but life-threatening emergencies because it is in dire financial shape. The ban on all "non-emergency" surgery is supposed to last 6 months. NPR's Jason Beaubien reports.