Healthcare worker pledge will be ‘very difficult’ to meet: minister

19 03 2011


It will be ‘very difficult’ to meet the cabinet’s pledge to boost the number of healthcare workers by 12,000 by 2015, health minister Edith Schippers told RTLZ news on Wednesday.

‘There is no tin of nurses or carers that you can just open,’ Schippers said. ‘You have to train them.’

The commitment to employ 12,000 new care workers was made in the coalition agreement, largely at the behest of Geert Wilders’ PVV.

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