SAFRICA-HEALTH-VIRUSMost of South Africa‘s nurses lack confidence in their training, more than 40% have poor health, and a quarter are experiencing severe psychological distress, reports a health care workers study led by the Human Sciences Research Council.

City Press reports that the country’s health care workers, particularly nurses, are also living in fear of contracting a deadly virus and then passing it on to their families.

The survey, says City Press, shows that nurses, often described as the backbone of the healthcare system, appear to be the Cinderellas of the health sector – lagging behind in critical training regarding COVID-19 treatment guidelines. And they have little confidence in their own knowledge about the many moving parts of the virus and its progression…..more