Gov’t clears over 8,000 nurses for employment

A total of eight thousand six hundred and thirty four (8634) nurses and allied health professionals have received financial clearance for employment by the Ministry of Finance.

A statement released on Friday, November 11, 2016, and signed by the Minister of Finance, Seth Terkper stated that “The Ministry of Health is to ensure that the engaged staff have their documents processed in time and placed on the Mechanised Payroll early enough to enable the Controller and Accountant General’s Department effect payment of their salaries.”

According to the Finance Ministry, “A total of 114 nurses and midwives are to be employed in November 1. The number includes the 17 who completed their programmes in 2012 and 2014 but could not be verified from the Bolga Midwifery Training School who were left out of the 2015 batch of midwives who were verified for clearance. It also includes 82 nurses trained from the Holy Family Nurses Training College at Nkawkaw who were left out of the 2015 batch of nurses who were verified for clearance.”

The statement however added that, the recruitment exercise takes effect from November 1, 2016 through to March 1, 2017.

The letter stated that “5,400 Nurses Assistant Clinical and Nurses Assistant Preventive who passed out in 2015 and have been verified by the Nurses & Midwifery Council, 505 Allied Health Professional graduates who completed their programmes in 2014 and 2015 are to be employed.

The Finance ministry has also cleared for the “Recruitment into the public health sector, 732 Nursing Officers Trained in various universities who been verified by the Nursing and Midwifery Council, 1,538 officers made up of 1,500 Emergency Medical Technicians (EMTs) and 38 other professionals for National Ambulance Service, 122 Health Workers for Dodowa (ShaiOsudoku) Hospital and the Financial clearance for 74 different cadres of staff for various agencies under the Ministry of Health.”

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