The coalition of Unemployed Nurses and Midwives have hinted of their decision to petition the President of the Republic of Ghana, John Dramani Mahama if the minister of health does not respond to their petition before 29th February, 2016.
A statement released by the group expressed their displeasure with the delay in the posting process. They have threatened to petition the President to help address the issue.
Below is the full statement released by the group;
Dear Sir/ Madam,
The Coalition of Unemployed Nurses and Midwives wishes to announce to the general public through the media about the undue delay in the processes involved in getting us cleared and posted to the various health facilities which are in dare need of staff nurses and midwives.
The over 2,000 members of the coalition nationwide petitioned the minister of health after our numerous follow ups concerning this issue and we will be sending a petition to the President of the Republic on 29th February, 2016 if the Minister does not respond swiftly to our demand for immediate postings.
It is totally unacceptable when we have over 2000 qualified health professionals sitting at home whiles the nurse to patient ratio in the country is 1:22 as compared to the WHO standard of 1:3.
The coalition is a group of qualified but unemployed Registered General Nurses, Psychiatric Nurses, Midwives and Community Health Nurses who had completed our various training programmes and licensed by the Nursing and Midwifery Council of Ghana in March 2014 to practice in the country under a bond of at least five years after a mandatory National Service. Every member of this coalition had completed his/her one year National Service since august 2015 but yet to be employed by the government.
NUTAKOR SELASSI HILLARY
CHARLES EBO PAINTSIL
MARY MADONNA BUAMAH
EBENEZER NORTEY BARLET
KWAME OFOSU AFRIYIE
Kwame Ofosu Afriyie