Yesterday was an emotional day at the Grey Hospital after the KZN Department of Health gave 300 nurses permanent employment. The event had been a part of President Cyril Ramaphosa’s stimulus programme to improve the public health sector
Thursday saw the induction of 300 nurses at the Grey Hospital as part of a programme developed by President Cyril Ramaphosa.
The programme had been aimed on improving the public health sector though creating more than 5 300 jobs in the country.
"I could not believe it," said Nompumelelo Majola who had been struggling to find permanent employment for more than a decade.
Majola revealed that she had received a call from the department saying she had been successful in her application as a nursing assistant on the day she had buried her 65-year-old mother.
The mother of a young boy will begin work at the Prince Mshiyeni Hospital next week said:
"I'm overjoyed,I'd like to thank President Cyril Ramaphosa and MEC Sibongiseni Dhlomo for making our dreams come true,"
Gugu Mdlalose, who had been looking for work for 14 years since qualifying has been placed at Wentworth Hospital, said:
"I am extremely grateful to Bab' Ramaphosa and the entire health team. May God bless you for all that you've done. We had become the laughing stock in the community," she said.
Another nurse who had lost her husband a year after getting married had been placed at Khombe Hospital.
"I am very grateful to Bab' Dhlomo who has taken me from wearing black mourning gear, and put me in a white nurses' uniform,"
Dhlomo had dubbed it a ‘beautiful coincidence’ that the placements had taken place when the President, who was the initiator of the movement, was in the province.
"We would have loved for him to see this fruit of his sweat, because these nurses have been employed through the presidential stimulus package which was announced by him. Today, there are 300 families who have breadwinners,"
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