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The Democratic Nursing Organisation of South Africa (DENOSA) in Gauteng is calling on the national government to intervene on the disease outbreak in Hammanskraal over the water crisis as the situation is putting more strain on the healthcare system in the area.
Furthermore, DENOSA is calling for an urgent inquiry into the water crisis in the Hammanskraal area, which will point out to where the crisis began, and for those that the inquiry would have exposed as responsible to be held accountable for this disaster.
The water crisis in Hammanskraal has been there for years now and living proof that the City of Tshwane has failed dismally to administer clean water service to the people Hammanskraal.
As a result of this failure, Jubilee Hospital is now experiencing an influx of patients, which is stretching the facility to a breaking point. Nurses in the facilities in the area will also be made to perform duties that are outside their scope of practice where they may be expected to carry water buckets to the water tankers. DENOSA does not encourage that nurses perform duties that are outside their scope.
We call on the national Department of Water and Sanitation to come to the rescue and save many people from the potential diarrhoeal infection.
By not quality assuring the water that the City is supplying the citizens of Hammanskraal with, the municipality has lowered its guard to extremely dangerous levels and must be called to order urgently.
Issued by The Democratic Nursing Organisation of South Africa