MORE NURSES EMPLOYED TO FIGHT COVID-19

The Ministry of Health (MoH) on Saturday welcomed a group of 94 nurses to be deployed in ten districts of the country.
The initiative is part of government’s initiatives to being proactive in the fight against COVID-19 pandemic.
When addressing the incoming nurses, Director General (DG) of Health Services, Dr ‘Nyane Letsie appealed to them to selflessly serve the nation with love and dedication, thereby urging them to respect and obey order from their superiors.

Dr Letsie noted that since Lesotho is still counted amongst few Countries without the pandemic, urging them to tirelessly work hard to ensure that She stays Corona-free and that even in a case that She becomes infected, She must remain at Level One.

Dr Letsie urged them to attend to all patients’ ailments excluding suspects of corona, saying they must mobilise communities and seek for suspects.

In an exclusive interview, the Director Nursing Services, Mrs. Mpoetsi Makau said the nurses are going to be deployed in all 10 districts countrywide and that they will be stationed at hotspots such as highly populated areas and borders, however noting that they are going to be flexible as they will not only work at one place.

She added that since Lesotho is surrounded by South Africa, which is also affected by the pandemic, the Ministry saw it fitting to employ more nurses to mobilise the communities and do screenings.

One of the newly employed nurses, Sister Mphonyane Mothae told the agency that they are ready to serve the nation with dedication, thereby expressing joy that she is part of the team.

The deployment of the 94 nurses adds to the first batch of 42 nurses who began duty in April and are all expected to be in the system for a period of six months.

Since the reports of Coronavirus outbreak, Lesotho remains COVID-19 free as no confirmed COVID 19 cases have been reported. The country is however taking precautionary measures including implementation of the nationwide lockdown.

Source: LENA 27/04/2020

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