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Nurses' union condemns suspension of health training centres.

The Namibia Nurses Union (NANU) condemns the suspension of the National Health Training Centers (NHTC) where enrolled nurses, pharmacist assistants and environmental health practitioners have been training.

In a media statement issued by NANU Kunene Regional Coordinator Junias Shilunga on Sunday, NANU labelled the decision by the government to close down the National Health Training Centers as reckless.

'This recklessness has just proved what we always doubted that the government is not committed to safeguarding the health of its citizens and has no plan to rescue the healthcare sector which is on the verge of collapsing,' it stated.

Health minister Kalumbi Shangula recently announced the suspension of the training centre during President Hage Geingob's town hall meeting at Ongwediva.

'It's irresponsible of the government to close down these institutions with the reason of lack funds with millions having been spent on reckless expenditures while the health sector continues to limp on its knees,' it reads.

NANU further calls on the government and the Ministry of Health and Social Services to reconsider its decision to close down such progressive institutions.

The Union rather wants the government to take in a limited number of pupils as a cost saving measure and 'stop this reckless behavior from the government and give our people their rightful constitutional right by giving them a good quality health care system'.

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Publication:The Namibia Press Agency NAMPA (Windhoek, Namibia)
Date:Aug 11, 2019
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