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gautengThe Citizen reports that there will be an intake of first year nursing students in Gauteng this year, but first the Department of Health has to make sure that it will be able to pay for the study materials for these students.  

Noting that about 1,000 nurses leave the healthcare services in Gauteng every year, Gauteng Health MEC, Gwen Ramokgopa, said “there is no way that we will not take first-year students in.”  She went on to say:  “Those students who have already gone through the screening are indeed part of the first group that we will be taking in.  It is just a matter of making sure that by the time we take them there are finances available to pay for their bursaries, accommodation and all their training materials.  I am also very excited that they will be getting their training material on Ipads this year and we will announce the date when they will start in due course”    She was speaking at the Dr George Mukhari Hospital in Garankuwa, where she launched the PET CT imaging system.  Ramokgopa told journalists that they also have second and third-year students who were currently studying at various institutions.

  • Read this report by Virginia Keppler in full at The Citizen


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