21 April 2015
The Democratic Nursing
Organisation of South Africa said the recent xenophobic attacks in KwaZulu
Natal and Gauteng is having a negative impact on health facilities in the
In a statement Denosa has
emphasised that the longer these attacks go on the negative impact on the
health in Gauteng include longer queues, severe shortage of medication and
equipment, prolonged waiting hours and shortage of health workers and loss of
Denosa President Simon
Hlungwani says “we as the country cannot and we are obligated to provide these
health care to everyone who seeks emergency care and it will deplete the scarce
resources that we have.
Hlungwani said we are asking
everyone to just appeal with them that they must try not to exacerbate
the current situation.
"We are appealing as well to
community leaders, political leaders, traditional leaders and everyone to try
and calm the situation, provide leadership to ensure that we do not see any
further bloodshed due to these attacks of xenophobia”, Hlungwani added.
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