- Government will be employing about 4000 private medical officials
- The move is to reduce graduate unemployment among medical officers
Close to about 4,000 private medical officials are expected to be employed by the Ministry of Health in the coming months.
The ministry reveals that it has so far been given the go-ahead to embark on this massive recruitment process.
Public relations officer of the minister has stated that the move forms part of efforts to reduce cases of unemployment, especially among medical students.
According to Robert Cudjoe, the numbers of those to benefit from the recruitment process will be 3,058 general and mental health nurses, 1, 946, midwives and 1,896 community nurses with certificates and diplomas.
“The government policy was that it didn’t want people to continue sitting at home but to clear all of them [and] it’s been able to recruit 17,009. Some of them have sat at home for the past four years or so,” he stated.
Earlier on, general secretary of the Unemployed Private Trainee Nurses in Ghana had called on President Akufo-Addo to prioritize the posting of unemployed nurses.
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