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DENOSA Gauteng welcomes the ANC Gauteng PEC's position on the Health MEC in the province

Media statement 
Thursday, 22 October 2020
 
The Democratic Nursing Organisation of South Africa (DENOSA) in Gauteng welcomes the call by the ANC Gauteng's Provincial Executive Committee (PEC) for the Premier, David Makhura, to appoint a permanent MEC of Health as well as to fill all critical senior vacant posts as a matter of urgency.
 
The decision reached by the ANC is in line with the position taken by DENOSA Gauteng PEC on 10 October, whose interest was solely for this critical department in the province to have stability at all times, especially in times of COVID-19.
 
"As DENOSA, we feel vindicated by this decision by the ANC, and we hope it will be acted upon urgently by the Premier, because what matters the most for healthcare work staff and services is stability both politically and administratively," says DENOSA Gauteng Provincial Chairperson, Simphiwe Gada.
 
As DENOSA in the province, we reiterate our call for the Premier to be decisive and appoint a permanent MEC, a permanent HOD as well as to fill other equally important positions, such as that of Chief Financial Officer (CFO) and Chief Director for Supply Chain Management. 
 
Over and above these, there is still an urgent need to fill vacant positions of Hospital CEOs and managers of facilities.
 
In our call for the filling of these positions, we call on the Premier to consider clinicians, because recent evidence proves clearly that where the department is clinician-led, the plethora of problems get minimised instead of compounding further.
 
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Issued by the Democratic Nursing Organisation of South Africa (DENOSA) in Gauteng.
 
For more information, contact:
 
Simphiwe Gada, DENOSA Gauteng Provincial Chairperson
 
Cell: 079 501 4869 / 081 270 3890