Employment Govt approves employment of 11,000 health trainees, 181 doctors

Government has also allocated GH¢252 million for the restoration of nurses and teacher trainees’ allowances

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The government has released the financial clearance for 11,000 health trainees and 181 doctors of the Ministry of Health (MoH) to facilitate processes for employment.

The health trainees who graduated between 2012 and 2016 and who also completed their training but remained at home will be employed.

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The Upper West Regional Minister, Mr Sulemana Alhassan announced at the 10th anniversary celebration and matriculation of the Wa Nursing Training College in Wa.

Government has allocated GH¢252 million for the restoration of nurses and teacher trainees’ allowances.

These measures are aimed at improving the health delivery system in Ghana.

He urged health trainees to work harder and come out successfully, assuring them of their engagement in the public and private sectors to provide quality health care services to the people.

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Mr Alhassan said government was working hard to provide the needed infrastructure and logistics for the Wa Nursing Training College to enable it to increase students’ intake and also facilitate teaching and learning.

He said the nursing profession was an important component of human life and it needed adequate support from stakeholders to ensure that products from health training institutions were well educated and equipped with the necessary skills and practices to provide quality health services to the people.

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He advised the students to improve academic performance through effective use of learning hours, improve quality engagement with lecturers and create congenial learning environment.

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