COSATU Eastern salutes nurses on the International Nurses Day

COSATU in the Eastern Cape takes wishes all nurses a wonderful International Nurses Day. This is a day dedicated to the nurses of the world in appreciation of their role and contribution to society.

Nurses are carers who ensure that the well-being of patients is prioritized at the Health Centres, both public and private. We praise them for their commitment to ensuring that we have a healthy society. We admire them for their dedication, and we applaud them for their bravery in dealing with the difficult and frightening of the Covid-19 outbreak.

The outbreak of COVID 19 has turned the spotlight on the inadequate safety conditions they work under. The inadequacy of safety in their working environment makes them vulnerable to infection. If we are to win the fight against the COVID 19 pandemic, the safety of front-line workers must be a priority.

We call upon the Eastern Cape Government to prioritize the safety of the front-line workers. Nurses are our soldiers in the battle against COVID 19. We cannot afford to lose soldiers and still hope to win the war against COVID 19.

We wish all nurses a happy and safe International Nurses Day.

Issued by

Mkhawuleli Maleki

COSATU Eastern Cape

Provincial Secretary

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