We will send our most experienced nurses to work abroad - Health Minister

We will send our most experienced nurses to work abroad - Health Minister

- The Ministry of health seems overwhelmed with the number of nurses churned out each year

- Most of these nurses have the hope of being placed in health centres or expatriated to other countries to work

- The Health Ministry have however revealed that only the best and experienced nurses would be expatriated to work

The Ministry of Health (MoH) has said that the government would not relent on efforts to post nurses to work abroad if an agreement with partner countries is officially cemented.

The Minister of Health, Kwaku Agyemang-Manu has said only the best and experienced nurses would be sent to work outside the country.

Agyemang-Manu, who was addressing staff and students of the Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital (KATH) Nursing and Midwifery Training College, Kumasi, made this known.

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“We would ensure that only the best and most experienced of Ghanaian nurses are sent outside as expatriates for healthcare services,” Agyemang-Manu noted.

He hinted that currently, there were about ninety (90) nursing and midwifery training institutions in the country.

The government recently announced future plans to export Ghanaian nurses abroad, arguing that the move was in tandem with the vision to create more job opportunities for the health professionals in foreign countries.

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YEN.com.gh earlier reported that President Akufo-Addo has agreed to a request by the Prime Minister of Barbados, Mia Amor Mottley, to send about 375 Ghanaian nurses to Barbados to work in a number of their government medical facilities.

The Barbadian Prime Minister stated that with Barbados facing an acute nursing shortage, it woud be prudent to have a wonderful opportunity of co-operation between the two countries.

This came to the fore when President Akufo-Addo and Prime Minister Mottley held bilateral talks on Friday, 14th June 2019, in Bridgetown, Barbados, after the Ghanaian leader paid a day’s working visit to that country.

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