The Eastern Cape chapter of the Democratic Nursing Organisation of South Africa (Denosa) believes that the time has come to tackle the healthcare challenges in our province.
As nurses, we are the people who have to look patients in the eye and tell them we have no drugs; we have to tell a pregnant mother that we can't take her to theatre for her caesarean section because there aren't enough nurses; we have to turn our backs when distressed patients can't breathe and we have no oxygen. A number of issues need to be addressed urgently, but from Denosa's perspective the following are critical:
Kholiswa Tota is the provincial secretary of the Democratic Nursing Organisation of South Africa in the Eastern Cape. This opinion piece first appeared in the Section27 and Treatment Action Campaign investigative report released on Wednesday: Death and dying in the Eastern Cape, and is used with permission
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