Doctors and Healthcare workers' Lives Matter. Contribute to make a difference

Doctors and Healthcare workers' Lives Matter. Contribute to make a difference

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HCW HEROES started this petition to The Presidency South Africa and

The rise in assault, abuse, robberies & murders of doctors & healthcare workers is a national crisis. We have a seen a 62.8% increase in crime against doctors, nurses, paramedics & other healthcare workers namely abuse, robberies & violent crimes in the past year.

What is concerning, is that Doctor: Patient ratio is very high in South Africa. About 1:35000 patients. It means the death of one doctor leaves about 35000 patients without proper medical care. With Nurse: Patient ratio of about 1 nurse to about 18 patients & some provinces 1:50, it means nursing care of patients will be compromised with rising mental health & ill health or loss of nurses in our health facilities. 

In RSA Paramedics, EMS staff experience high levels of contact crime, including assault, robbery, hijacking to murder. Some studies have shown that 66% of SA EMS staff reported being assaulted while on duty. 

An appeal to raise funds to collaborate with corporations, security firms & the government to ensure that our medical facilities - public & private, medical centers, clinics, hospitals, & healthcare workers' lives are properly protected.

Ensure that the government declares all health facilities, private & public are declared as National Keypoints as a matter of urgency.

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