The Young Nurses Indaba Trade Union has complained about a lack of training around COVID-19, saying their members have been relying on media to learn more about the virus.
The union says while the guidelines are there, there is no certainty that every healthcare practitioner will read them.
Union president Lerato Madumo says some facilities do not have the bare minimum.
In our primary healthcare facilities, when nurses come in, you don't know who is a suspected case and who is already infected at that time. The very patients that are congregating in clinics are more than 100, obviously, and the front liners don't even have the bare minimum.— Lerato Madumo, President - Young Nurses Indaba Trade Union
I was speaking to a clinic in the West Rand yesterday where they did not have water... we really need to step up our game.— Lerato Madumo, President - Young Nurses Indaba Trade Union
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