The government of Zimbabwe will recruit 900 nurses to curb shortages at referral hospitals, The Herald reports. This was revealed by the Hospital services board’s Dr Sikosana who said:
As you are aware, the board is on a tour of hospitals and this time we are in the Midlands. We have just toured Kwekwe General Hospital and from our observation and the briefing we got from the medical superintendent, there is need for more nurses and specialists for them to cope with the workload.
As the board, we have since requested for an additional 900 nurses to fill in the gaps in the hospitals and we are now waiting for the Treasury response to our request
Dr Sikosana said this as he was touring Kwekwe General Hospital and further mentioned that the hospital needed a casualty department since it receives a lot of patients because of its proximity to the Harare Bulawayo highway.
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