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nursing thumb medium90 93The New Age reports that according to Free State Premier Ace Magashule there were about 280 qualified nurses, including professionals, assistance and staff nurses, in the province who were unemployed and whom he indicated were going to be hired.  

He was speaking after a sitting led by the National Council of Provinces (NCOP) in Botshabelo on Friday.  "We know they are unemployed and we are going to hire them and put them where there is available space," Magashule said.  The NCOP was on a week-long visit to the Free State as part of its ‘Taking Parliament to the People’ programme to meet with communities about service delivery challenges.  Staff shortages, medicine shortages and conditions of various health facilities came into sharp focus.  Magashule called on the National Treasury to change the funding model and give more money and resources to struggling provinces such as his.

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