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Boost for KZN healthcare

2010-01-29 20:04

Pietermaritzburg - In a bid to overhaul the healthcare system in KwaZulu-Natal, the province's health MEC Sibongiseni Dhlomo has ordered the hiring of more healthcare workers, the department said on Friday.

"In the face of rising attention to the acute shortage of healthcare workers, solutions to the human resource crisis are difficult to achieve, especially in a resource scarce country like ours," Dhlomo said in a statement.

"While we are aware of the issues and are developing human resource strategies, the problem is that we are working in a fast changing context."

"The complex conditions under which we work to address the HR crisis demand a new style of leadership that encourages innovation and teamwork," he said.

The healthcare workers, including nurses and doctors, will be sent to hospitals like Christ the King, Dunstan Farrell, Hlengisizwe CHC, Mahatma Gandhi Memorial, Murchison, Tongaat CHC and Unzinto clinic.