Mr Selapane said at least 40 health professionals from their facilities have also been diagnosed with COVID-19. According to the President of the Lesotho Nurses Association’s (LNA) Raphael Tlali, this rings a louder bell in their ears because their mandate is to Care for carers to stand up and look for loose holes.
This, Mr Tlali said has mandated them to go back to the drawing board and reconsider the agreement the association signed earlier with the government in regards to the protection of nurses and assistant nurses on duty.
“The LNA is fully aware and concerned about the challenges that are being faced by its members on the field.“They are now forced to self isolate themselves at their respective homes, which puts their families at a huge risk of been infected by the COVID-19.
“Over and above, other nurses are based at high-risk areas but they have still not received their salaries for the past three months,” Mr Tlali further showed.
Owing to the above-mentioned concerns, he said the LNA feels bound to discuss such issues in the open so that the government could do its part and provide all essentials to the health personnel.
“We, therefore, urge the government to provide the necessary support to the nurses as this will help in reducing the skyrocketing numbers of infections and mortalities.