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Media alert
 
DENOSA is saddened and not surprised that fully-qualified and yet unemployed nurses continue to beg for jobs at the traffic intersections in Bloemfontein as is the case again today. 
 
More than 100 nurses who were enrolled by the government of Free State for a four-year course in nursing to become professional nurses are still no absorbed into health facilities that are in dire need of health professionals, as a result of poor budgeting and HR Planning. 
 
The unemployed nurses are at the Waterfront and PACOFS traffic intersections in Bloemfontein, not far from Bophelo House, the provincial Department of Health headquarters.
 
DENOSA has been complaining about shortage of nurses. To have qualified nurses sitting at home while their service is greatly needed by communities is testimony of the extent to which poor planning and disregard for proper health of citizens of the Free State province. 
 
We call for the intervention of the national department of health on this matter, because the department in the province is of the view that there is no crisis in the facilities as 'there are no enough nurses". 
 
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Issued by DENOSA