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General News of Thursday, 21 March 2019


You’ll be posted soon – Tina Mensah assures degree nurses

Deputy Health Minister, Tina Mensah Deputy Health Minister, Tina Mensah

Deputy Health Minister Tina Mensah has given the assurance that graduate nurses who are protesting neglect in government postings will soon be posted.

The graduate nurses on Wednesday protested what they say is a deliberate attempt by the government to neglect them as it begins recruitment of health professionals across the country.

According to the nurses, the criteria and qualification requirement for the latest recruitment announced by the government does not include degree nurses. This will be the second year running that they would have been by-passed in a state recruitment.

Speaking to Bola Ray on Starr Chat Wednesday, Mrs. Mensah said their neglect in the recent recruitment was an oversight and will be fixed soon.

“They have given some financial clearance and they thought yours (degree nurses) was part but it wasn’t. So I told them that the forget the degree nurses and so they are working on it. Very soon, it will be sorted,” she said.

The Ministry of Health on Monday announced the recruitment of various professionals under the health delivery structure of the country.

It comes after the Finance ministry gave the health ministry clearance for the recruitment of the professionals.

“Following a Financial Clearance granted by the Ministry of Finance for the recruitment of 2016 batch of the above-mentioned categories of Health Professionals from the Public Health Institutions, the Ministry of Health wishes to inform the general public, particularly, qualified trainees who fall within the above description that it will commence recruitment process into the various agencies from Thursday, 21st March, 2019.

“Therefore, qualified trainees who are part of these groups whose clearance has been received (as indicated in the attached sheet) and intend to work in the various agencies under the Ministry of Health are requested to formally apply online by logging onto the online application portal and follow relevant instructions to select the preferred agency (GHS, CHAG, KBTH, KATH, TTH, CCTH, Police Hospital, MHA, Prisons Service, Ahmadiya Health Service),” the ministry said in a statement.

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