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Vice President Tsogwane Commends Nurses for Their Commitment on Nurses Day

Slumber Tsogwane
Slumber Tsogwane

Tsabong, Botswana — On the auspicious occasion of Nurses Day, His Honour Mr. Slumber Tsogwane, Vice President of the Republic of Botswana, paid a heartfelt tribute to the nation’s nurses, commending their unwavering dedication to their profession and their compassionate service to the people of Botswana.

Addressing a gathering in Tsabong, Vice President Tsogwane highlighted the crucial role nurses and midwives play in the healthcare sector. “Nurses Day is a time to underscore the significance of our nurses and midwives, shining a spotlight on their daily commitment and tireless efforts,” he stated. “Nurses are the pillar of our nation’s healthcare system, providing essential care in our health facilities with unrelenting zeal.”

The Vice President acknowledged the challenges faced by nurses and assured them of the government’s ongoing efforts to address these issues. “We are fully aware of the hurdles you encounter in your noble profession,” he said. “This is why we are in constant dialogue with Nurses Union Leaders to develop long-term solutions that will alleviate these challenges.”

Mr. Peter Baleseng, President of the Botswana Nurses Union, also spoke at the event, emphasizing the need for career advancement opportunities for nurses. “We have about 5,000 nurses on the C1 scale,” Baleseng noted. “I appeal to the leadership to create more posts that would allow for the promotion and professional growth of our nurses.”

The event was graced by several dignitaries, including Honourable Minister of Health Dr. Edwin Dikoloti, Member of Parliament Sam Brooks, and other senior officials. Their presence underscored the importance of the occasion and the collective commitment to improving the healthcare system in Botswana.

In his concluding remarks, Vice President Tsogwane reiterated the government’s commitment to supporting nurses and enhancing the healthcare sector. “Your dedication and service are invaluable to the well-being of our nation,” he said. “Together, we will continue to strive for a healthcare system that not only meets but exceeds the needs of our people.”

The celebration of Nurses Day in Tsabong served as a powerful reminder of the indispensable role nurses play in the health and well-being of Batswana, and the nation’s collective gratitude for their unwavering service.

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