General News of Wednesday, 16 January 2019
Ministry of Finance has granted Financial Clearance for a total of 6,150 health professionals to employ into the Ministry of Finance, a correspondence sighted by MyNewsGh.com has confirmed.
A letter from the Director General of the Ghana Health Service (SHS), Dr Anthony Nsiah-Asare to Regional Directors gave the breakdown as 138 Medical Officers, 12 Dental Surgeons, 3600 Enrolled Nurses and 2400 Community Health Nurses.
The number according to the letter will be spread across the ten regions in the country with the Ashanti region receiving the highest of a percentage of 12.9%.
“To ensure the regions stay within the above ceilings, the Human Resource Directorate has introduced an online application system based on the approved ceilings. Applicants upon completion of the online application will print and submit their forms to the selected region, pay the application fee which is Thirty Ghana Cedis (GH¢30,000), be issued a GCR and be interviewed that will be fixed by the respective regions within the approved timelines”, the letter added.