Due to shortage of nurses, the SA Nursing Council and Africa Health Placements have joined hands together to magnetize a number of foreign nurses to the country. It seems that efforts would be taken to call them from countries like Australia, the US, UK and Canada.
On a whole, around 6,800 local nurses have reportedly left their jobs in Africa. A common reason behind this is to get a much better environment to survive.
To find out a solution, both the organizations are working hard. In regard of this, AHP Chief Executive Officer Saul Kornik said that he was impressed to see the concern and partnership of these organizations for solving this problem.
Due to shortage of nurses in the country, a huge problem has been arrived. As said by AHP Spokeswoman Retha Grobbelaar, "We are excited to be partnering with SANC to bring foreign nurses to the country. Our aim is to work together to attract nurses to come to South Africa".
For rural and other under-developed areas, certain foreign and local healthcare professionals have been recruited by AHP. All of them would be taking care of the public healthcare facilities in and around the place.
As shared by Tendani Mabuda, SANC registrar, with the help of this initiative, nurses with scarce skills will also be attracted but it will be ensured that the quality and standard of nursing services is not affected at all.