Nurses who were appointed in 2017, who had to carry out compulsory community service before they were allowed to practice independently, should be paid outstanding salaries and be absorbed into the Gauteng Health, News24 reports the department has resolved. This comes after a team of senior managers were put together to address issues in a memorandum of grievances that nurses handed to the department's head, Professor Mkhululi Lukhele, last week.
As a result of staff shortages in the department, the nurses will be absorbed and be appointed in professional practice posts from January 2020.
"The human resources challenges will be resolved through professionalisation of the Human Resource for Health function to prevent recurrence of identified problems," Senabe said.
Also, News24 reports, Gauteng Health says it wants to give all unemployed doctors in the province an opportunity of finding employment by forming a database from which they can be recruited. This was aimed at reducing the number of unemployed qualified doctors in the province, spokesperson Lesemang Matuka said.
The department was calling on all unemployed doctors to forward their CVs to its offices. These would then be loaded in the department's database, Matuka added.
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