A pressure group from Matabeleland has called on the government to review the nursing electronic application system on the basis that is discriminating against some people from marginalized communities, The Standard reports.
Volunteers Team 2020 group, the team of volunteers that is helping nursing candidates apply for nursing has so far helped many people access and navigate the e-application portal and so far 91 of them have since gone through the interview process and have already started training.
Imploring the government to make the nursing electronic application system a bit more user friendly, Volunteers Team 2020’s activist Discent Collins Bajila said:
Despite the above achievements, we reiterate our call for a review of the application system. We believe that the very fact that it is an exclusively online process, it marginalizes people from areas with no access to the internet.
We further reiterate the call for the parliamentary portfolio committee on Health and Child Care to investigate whether the system satisfies the requirements for administrative justice and devolution of power as dictated by the constitution
Bajila also asked the general populace to help the trainee nurses with basic staff as they are having a hard time and said:
Their allowances, which remain in arrears, are inadequate to get them groceries, toiletries, stationery, and other basic needs. We call for well-wishers to come forth and assist our young people with groceries, gas stoves, and stationery in order to reduce the load.
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