Nurses Government asks nurses for more time to address unemployment challenges

A Deputy Health Minister Tina Mensah said the president is taking “cogent” steps to address the unemployment situation in the country.

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The government has asked unemployed nurses for more time to address the unemployment challenges in the health sector.

A Deputy Health Minister Tina Mensah said the president is taking “cogent” steps to address the  situation in the country.

She made the comments in Accra when she joined nurses to mark International Nurses Day.

“We have taken note of the agitation of the unemployed nurses, the midwives… I must say that the ministry is taking practical steps to address the human resources issue in a more sustainable way. We urged all health professionals to exercise patients while his His Excellency [President Akufo-Addo] takes cogent steps to the employment problem in the country.

Her comments follow series of agitation by some unemployed nurses who have been picketing the Health Ministry for them to be employed.

Government said it has given financial clearance for some 11,000 nurses who completed two years ago to be employed.

However, some nurses have disputed the figure, saying many of their colleagues are home without a job.

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