Deputy Minister of Health, Alexander Abban has revealed says some 54,000 nurses and midwives have been employed since the New Patriotic Party (NPP) came into office in January 2017.
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According to him, government is still working tirelessly to absorb a lot more unemployed nurses who have successfully completed their training.
His comment is a response to the minority’s condemnation of alleged harassment of some graduate unemployed nurses and midwives by the police during their picketing at the Ministry of Health.
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The deputy health minister said the embargo on public sector jobs that existed prior to the NPP’s coming into office, was largely to blame for the backlog of unemployed health professionals.
“I can say on authority that, about 54,000 nurses [had been employed]. All the recruitment we have made over the period had to do backlog that was left from 2012 to 2016."
Despite the government’s continuous ’employment claims’ members of the Graduate Unemployed Nurses and Midwives Association are always picketing at the Ministry of Health (MoH) to demand their immediate employment.
The group said the action was taken because they haven’t had any positive response from the ministry regarding financial clearance for their employment.
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In other news, Information available shows that an estimated 41, 793 nurses and midwives are currently unemployed.
This was revealed by the Graduate Unemployed Nurses and Midwives Association (GUNMA).
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According to the association, they received a promise from the government with respect to jobs after school.
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