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nursing thumb medium90 93ANA reports that the Democratic Alliance (DA) on Monday that more than 200 newly qualified nurses finishing their community service at state hospitals in Gauteng were not being absorbed into permanent posts as had happened previously.  

The party cited a list of 16 out of 36 public hospitals in Gauteng where community service nurses had been told to find employment elsewhere.  This included Charlotte Maxeke hospital in Johannesburg where 62 jobs would be terminated at the end of February.  DA shadow member of the executive council for health in Gauteng Jack Bloom said:  “A total of 216 nurses face unemployment if they cannot get jobs in the private health sector, as the Gauteng health department has advised them to do.  It makes no sense to spend huge amounts of money on training nurses, but not employing them, even though there is a large shortage of nurses in public hospitals.”

  • Read the original report in this regard in full at The Citizen

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