The Minister of Health (MoH), Kwaku Agyeman-Manu, says the federal government’s quest to export nurses was technique of controlling the excessive attrition amongst well being professionals within the nation.
He stated, not solely would the initiative regulate the migration of nurses to international nations however promote skills acquisition to benematch the well being sector whereas raking in some financial worth for Ghana.
“We need to use these bilateral settlement with nations just like the UK as a window to manage the migration of our nurses such that they’d be hooked up to hospitals there, be nicely paid, acquire larger skills after which come again after some years to serve our folks.
The state would additionally benematch. Every one individual that goes via that window 1,000 Pounds Sterling can be paid to the state and so we’re working with the Employment and Labour Minisattempt to streamline the train,” he justified.
The minister made the assertion whereas inaugurating a 13-member governing board of the Ghana College of Nurses and Midwives (GCNM) in Accra on Friday.
Chaired by Chief Executive Officer of Sharp Pharmaceuticals, George Abankwah-Yeboah, the board has the accountability of supervising the development of specialist nursing within the nation.
The Minister charged the board to see to the infusion of the well beingcare system with lot of specialist nurses to promote supply of care.
Mr Abankwah-Yeboah expressed his immense gratitude to the President and the Minister for giving them a possibility to serve on the board.
He expressed the dedication of members to assist in the coaching of extra specialist nurses to satisfy the well being wants of the population.
“The bedrock of the health sector are nurses and midwives and we assure the minister that, the board will do all it takes to ensure that quality healthcare delivery is promoted”.
Other members of the board embrace Madam Hannah Akua Oparebea Acquah, Dr Abigail A. Kyei, Dr Gloria Achempim-Antune, Mrs Susuana Van-Brocke, Dr Baffour Awuah, Dr Nancy Innocentia Enyan, Mrs Philomena Nyarkoa Wooley, Mrs Perpetual Ofori-Ampofo, Mrs Netta Forson Ackon, Mrs Patience Adumua-Lartey, Mr Andrew Holyfield Tettey and Mr Timothy Kwegyir
BY ABIGAIL ANNOH