The Ministry of Health has assured unemployed private nurses that they would be employed soon.
The Ministry in a statement said it was hopeful of getting financial clearance for the agitating nurses by close of this week.
The Coalition of Unemployed Private Nurses at a press conference on Monday, March 18, 2019, threatened to embark on a demonstration if government fails to employ its members into the mainstream health sector within the next 10 days.
The spokesperson of the Coalition, Doreen Boateng stated that all attempts to ensure they get financial clearance have been fruitless.
She also explained that President Nana Akufo-Addo and his government have prioritized state-trained nurses over them, a situation they described as regrettable.
“There is no plan to recruit privately-trained nurses into the mainstream health sector like is being done for state-sponsored nurses", she added.
But the Ministry of Health in reaction to the threat of the unemployed nurses urged them to exercise patience as it works hard to secure financial clearance for them this week.
“We are working feverishly at their [financial clearance] as well. It is not as if the Ministry is discriminating or not doing anything about their situation. All that we are telling them is to exercise patience. We are positive that this week, we will be able to secure financial clearance for them so they should just exercise patience. There is no need for a demonstration,” the Public Relations Officer for the Health Ministry, Elorm Ametepe said.
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