- A social media user has highlighted the painful experience of two community health nurses via Facebook
- Coleman Adator revealed that the nurses were on duty to deliver medical supplies to underserved communities in Greater Accra
- However, they were compelled to leave the truck which was transporting them and walk miles on foot because they feared getting stuck on the untarred muddy road
A man identified as Coleman Adator, has recounted the excruciating and harsh working experience of two Ghanaian health workers while en route to an inaccessible area in Accra to deliver medical supplies.
According to Coleman Adator, community health nurses who were being transported by truck back to Midea, after they had served the people of Aminapa, were compelled to get off the truck because they feared getting stuck on the untarred muddy road.
‘‘I met these young Community Health Nurses making the rest of their journey to deliver health services to the people of Midea in Ada East District in Greater Accra. Apparently, the car ferrying them to Midea after they had served the people Aminapa feared getting stuck in the mud so have to leave these hardworking and determined staff midway of their journey,’’ Coleman Adator said in his Facebook post.
He continued: ‘‘What is even more instructive is the fact that they do not even have access to free medical care services in even the facilities they work let alone any other health facility in the country for themselves to even talk about their dependents.’’
‘‘These Nurses as you see them do not earn more than 30gh a day, no exaggeration, the situation is that bad for Nurses and Midwives you see in Ghana here especially those working for GHS/CHAG/Teaching hospitals. No fuel/transport allowance, no accommodation, no medical insurance no overtime/extra duty allowance or whatsoever,’’ he added.
Coleman Adator reiterated the worsening situation Ghanaians in the health sector experience, which he says, serves as a major underpinning factor for human resource exploitation or for massive brain drain.
‘‘[I’m] calling on all stakeholders to examine the situation and come up with solutions to this glaring danger,’’ he urged.
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