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2017-10-11

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2017-10-10

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2017-10-09

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2017-10-08

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General News

[ 2017-10-08 ]

Kwaku Agyemang-Manu, Minister of Health

Gov’t employs over 200 additional nurses   
Government has secured clearance for the
recruitment of over 200 nurses and health
professionals, according to the Minister of Health
Kwaku Agyeman Manu.

This adds up to the over 16,000 nurses already
admitted into the health sector.

“So far this year, we have employed just about
sixteen thousand of these nurses who were sitting
home. In the course of this week, we got financial
clearance to add two hundred and thirty-six more,”
he said.

In a bid to help nurses who were trained in
private health institutions, the Minister
confirmed that a request had been sent to the
Ministry of Finance for financial clearance.

“We have [sent a] request to Finance to enable us
also recruit some of those sitting at home who did
their training in private schools, and God willing
if we get that one in the course of the next
months left for the year to end, we will continue
to recruit them,” he noted.

Speaking to Citi News, Kwaku Agyeman Manu said
provisions have been made in the next budget for
the recruitment of trainees from private nursing
schools.

“If we are not able to do that, come next year we
have done adequate budgetary allocations, all of
them will come on board,” the Minister of Health
explained.

Quota system to limit unemployed nurses

The government’s introduction of a quota admission
system for nursing trainee schools, was to help
improve the quality of nurses in the country,
according to the Ministry of Health.

The Ministry believes this will allow training
institutions to produce nurses to meet the demands
of the health sector, thus reducing unemployment.

Speaking to Citi News on the new development, the
Public Relations Officer of the Health Ministry,
Robert Cudjoe, explained the impact the quota
system will have on the nursing training schools.

“Some schools that were taking less last year are
taking more, and some that were taking more are
now taking less, simply because we did an analysis
and came to the conclusion that some schools don’t
have the facilities to admit the number that they
have been recruiting and that is compromising
quality,” he said.

Source - citifmonline.com



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