[ 2012-06-01 ]
Nurses challenge Health Minister’s claims brain drain
The Ghana Registered Nurses Association is
challenging claims by Health Minister, Alban
Bagbin that brain drain in the health sector has
The minister, speaking at the 15th anniversary of
the Reconstructive Plastic Surgery and Burns
Centre of the Korle Bu Teaching Hospital said
health professionals are now staying in the
He attributed this to government’s interventions
such as the Single Spine Salary Structure.
But the nurses’ association is challenging the
Its public Relations Officer, John Dubik says the
reduction is rather due to the cumbersome
procedures involved in travelling abroad and the
uncertainly of securing a job there rather than
the government’s deliberate measures.
He said Mr Bagbin’s claims that brain-drain has
reduced from 68% to 2% cannot be verified.
He said the Health Minister must provide details
about how he arrived at the figures if he is to be
Another reason why health professionals are
choosing to stay in the country is the fact that
they can offer post graduate and other higher
learning courses in the country.
There is, therefore, no motivation for health
professionals to leave Ghana.
Source - Joy News
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