Health Ministry gets clearance to employ 8,073 health professionals

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The Ministry of Health has been given clearance to employ 8,073 Nurse Assitant Clinical and Nurse Assistant Preventives.

This was contained in a letter the Ministry of Finance wrote to the Ministry of Health on June 9, 2020.

The letter, signed by Deputy Finance Minister, Abena Osei-Opare said, “The Ministry of Health is hereby granted financial clearance to enable the Ministry post eight thousand, and seventy-six (8,076) Nurse Assistant Clinical and Nurse Assistant Preventive who completed in 2017 from various Public Health Training Institutions.”

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The statement further added that “The Ministry of Health is to ensure that the Nurse Assistant Clinical and Nurse Assistant Preventive staff have their documents processed in time and placed on the Mechanized Payroll to enable the Controller and Accountant-General’s Department effect payment of their salaries. Meanwhile, the effective date of the appointed person should not be earlier than 1st November 2020”.

Unemployed nurses threaten demo

Unemployed health professionals continue to demand postings from the government.

Members of a group calling itself Graduate Unemployed Nurses and Midwives Association (GUNMA) in January 2020 threatened to demonstrate against what they say is the government’s failure to provide clearance for their posting.

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According to the leadership of the association, they have had a number of engagements with the Ministry of Health and President Nana Akufo-Addo over delays in their posting but yielded no positive result.

Below is the statement from the Ministry of Finance

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Ellis Ferdinand is a Journalist, Blogger and Founder of Ellis Multimedia, a parent company of, an Online Education News Blog, and Ellis Ferdinand is a Graduate of Accra College of Education and the University of Cape Coast, where he obtained a Diploma In Basic Education and a Bachelor of Education in Accounting. He is currently Reading his Master of Philosophy in Curriculum and Pedagogic Studies at the University of Education, Winneba in Ghana. Ellis Ferdinand won Blogger of the Year at the 2018 National Students’ Awards and was also adjudged 14th Best Ghanain Blogger in 2018 among the Top 50 Ghanaian Bloggers of 2018. He introduced the Concept of Education Blogging in Ghana in 2014 with his famous blog now His Blog won Best Media Promoting Education in 2017, 2018 and 2019 respectively, an Award organized by Neogenics Education Consult. In 2019, He adjudged the Most Promising West African Blogger of the Year in Nigeria. He won Writer of the Year at the 2021 EDUCOM AWARDS

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