ActionSA is celebrating the Department of Health’s decision to make use of its database of unemployed qualified medical practitioners, as part of the efforts to deal with the rising number of COVID-19 infections.
ActionSA and its leader, Herman Mashaba took to Twitter on Wednesday, 20 January 2021, to take credit for the decision by the state to absorb unemployed medical practitioners, as a way to address the reported shortage of healthcare personnel to deal with the high capacity of COVID-19 cases. In the early stages of the resurgence, the state had claimed that the country does not have enough personnel to handle the high volume of casualties.
Mashaba and his party recently launched a campaign to encourage unemployed qualified healthcare workers and interns to register on the ActionSA database. The aim was to show how there are healthcare workers that are ready and capable to work, if the state would employ them instead of hiding under the veil of a supposed lack of funds to do so.
The move by ActionSA resulted in the public questioning the reason behind the state’s reluctance to hire more personnel, especially considering the dire healthcare situation in the country. Now, it seems that the discourse has changed the decision of the state, as ActionSA is celebrating the employment of qualified healthcare practitioners because of its initiative.
See the post below.
A battle won in the war against this virus.
Thank you to each and every one of you that has supported our #HireOurMedicalHeroes campaign.
— ActionSA (@Action4SA) January 20, 2021