The IFP marks International Day of Nurses and thanks all South African healthcare workers in particularly during our fight against the spread of Covid-19. We mark this day in appreciation of the daily contributions of our healthcare personnel.
It is beyond measure the great debt of gratitude we owe to the men and women on the frontline; not only in times of crises, but for each and every working day in which nurses serve with humility, bravery and with heroism.
The year of the nurse and the midwife is celebrated the world over as their contribution towards care for a better healthier society cannot go unnoticed and without commemoration.
The IFP supports the plight of our healthcare workers and we support their endeavors for better pay, for better working conditions and for greater support in training and encouraging new entrants into the healthcare system.
We cannot turn a blind-eye to the unsavory conditions in which some healthcare personnel suffer at our hospitals and clinics across the country.
The IFP calls on the Minister of Health, Dr Zweli Mkhize and the Department of Health to act swiftly to rectify the issues raised by our nurses in the public and private sector. Government must strengthen their relationship with nursing unions, associations and organizations in order to provide the best care for all South Africans.
Our nurses are always on call, always prepared to put our country and our people first as they forever play a significant role in care.
We thank you, our heroes and heroines.
Mkhuleko Hlengwa MP
IFP National Spokesperson
071 111 0539