Pretoria - The Limpopo Department of Health and Social Development will on Friday admit 234 auxiliary nurses and 347 enrolled nurses into its ranks to help ease the load in provincial healthcare institutions.
The 234 nurses to receive certificates were selected during the Auxiliary Nurse Training as part of the poverty alleviation programme, which started in August 2003 with 152 students.
To date, 1 980 auxiliary nurses have been trained and the programme continues to alleviate poverty in many communities.
Department spokesperson, Selby Makgotho, said the auxiliary nurses and enrolled nurses had satisfied the South African Nursing Council requirements for auxiliary nurses and enrolled nurses.
The nurses were trained in the provincial hospital nursing schools including Sekororo, Dr M Mphahlele, WF Knobel, Kgapane, Elim, Malamulele, Dilokong, Voortrekker, George Masebe, FH Odendaal, Warmbath, Jane Furse, Siloam, Mokopane and Tshilidzini.
He said the nurses will be deployed in provincial hospitals and clinics especially in rural areas.