ASSA issues resolution against discrimination.
Article Type: Brief article
Subject: Medical personnel (Services)
Discrimination (Laws, regulations and rules)
Trade and professional associations (Services)
Pub Date: 05/01/2008
Publication: Name: South African Journal of Surgery Publisher: South African Medical Association Audience: Academic Format: Magazine/Journal Subject: Health Copyright: COPYRIGHT 2008 South African Medical Association ISSN: 0038-2361
Issue: Date: May, 2008 Source Volume: 46 Source Issue: 2
Topic: Event Code: 930 Government regulation; 940 Government regulation (cont); 980 Legal issues & crime; 360 Services information Advertising Code: 94 Legal/Government Regulation Computer Subject: Government regulation
Product: Product Code: 8010000 Medical Personnel; 8620000 Professional Membership Assns NAICS Code: 62 Health Care and Social Assistance; 81392 Professional Organizations SIC Code: 8621 Professional organizations
Geographic: Geographic Scope: South Africa Geographic Code: 6SOUT South Africa
Accession Number: 204550590
Full Text: The ASSA has issued a resolution against discrimination stating that the Association notes with great concern that multiple well-publicised acts of a racist nature have recently occurred in South Africa. These events have been characterised by their ruthlessness, and the blatant disregard of human dignity and of the ideals enshrined in the South African constitution.

The ASSA is vehemently opposed to any form of discrimination and breaches of individual human rights. It welcomes any actions taken against institutions and individuals who perpetrate discriminatory acts, especially if they are wilfully committed against more vulnerable members of our society.

The ASSA also calls on all South African health care workers to unreservedly condemn such behaviour.
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