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General News of Wednesday, 8 April 2020

Source: Peace FM

Stimulus package should cover everybody, we're all at risk – Nurses Association to Akufo-Addo

The Ghana Registered Nurses Association (GRNA) has urged government to include every health worker in the stimulus package that has been set aside for frontline health personnel in the fight against Coronavirus.

President of the Ghana Registered Nurses and Midwives Association, Perpetual Ofori-Ampofo speaking in an interview on Peace FM's 'Platform' programme, Monday, said it is not wrong for only 'frontline' health workers to be covered by the insurance package.

"It should cover everybody because we are all at risk . . . the initiative is good and we are grateful. But every nurse or midwife everywhere is exposed," she said.

Background

President Akufo-Addo in a nationwide television address announced that effective April 2020, all frontline health workers in the pandemic fight will among other things receive and an additional allowance of 50% of the basic salary per month for the next three months as well as a three month tax holiday.

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