Government hopeful to recruit 53,000 nurses by the end of 2019 - Health Minister

Government hopeful to recruit 53,000 nurses by the end of 2019 - Health Minister

- The Minister of Health has said government would soon recruit nurses and midwives who completed their training in 2017 and 2018

-Mr Agyemang-Manu said the recruitment was part of an agenda to employ 53,000 nurses and midwives across the country

- He explained that his outfit was seeking financial clearance from the Finance Ministry to commence the recruitment process

The Minister of Health, Kweku Agyemang-Manu has stated that the ministry would soon recruit nurses and midwives who completed their training in 2017 and 2018.

According to the Minister, the recruitment is part of a grand agenda by the Health Ministry to employ 53,000 nurses and midwives across the country.

Speaking at Issa, the capital of the Daffiama-Bisie-Issa of the Upper West Region during a visit by President Akufo-Addo, he explained that his outfit was seeking financial clearance from the Finance Ministry to commence the recruitment process.

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“We are aware of the current unemployment situation the previous government created. That is why the president upon assuming office started a process to get our nurses employed. So far we have recuited in the process up to 2016.

We are in talks with the Finance Ministry to give us further clearance to employ the 2017 and 2018 batches. We are hoping that, by the end of this year, we will employ up to 53,000 nurses nationwide,” he noted.

The Health Minister said the government is in talks with Germany and other countries to export nurses and other health personnel to those countries.

He further added that the government is in the process of paying all arrears owed health service providers under the National Health Insurance Scheme in the country by the middle of September 2019

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In other news, a video of President Akufo-Addo in church has generated controversy as seen by YEN.com.gh on Facebook.

In the video, the president was seen excitedly dancing in a line with others during offertory time.

He was seen clapping his hands while moving in line toward the offertory bowl.

However, when he got there, he refused to drop something into the bowl as those behind him were doing.

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Source: Yen Newspaper

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