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healthcareANA reports that Health Minister Aaron Motsoaledi on Sunday announced that more than 5,300 health worker posts – clinical professionals and support staff needed throughout the country – were to be filled.  

He made the announcement on behalf of the National Health Council, which met on Thursday and Friday.  Motsoaledi stated:  “The council met to, among others, finalise and operationalise the presidential stimulus package as announced by the President [Cyril Ramaphosa].  This announcement, which will result in the filling of more than 5,300 posts in the health departments of the nine provinces from the beginning of January 2019, in addition to being a product of the presidential stimulus package, is also the implementation of the recommendations of the presidential health summit held a few weeks ago.”  Motsoaledi said shortages in human resources were acute, due to severe budget constraints over the past three years.  The appointment of health workers will include a broad spectrum of health professionals.  The report gives a breakdown by province of the posts to be filled.

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