- Dr. Bernard Okoe-Boye has said that the nurses demands would soon be resolved
- The deputy minister of health pleaded with the nurses to return to their posts
- Dr Okoe-Boye is hopeful that the concerns tabled by the nurses will be resolved within 48 hours
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The recently appointed deputy Minister of Health, Dr. Bernard Okoe-Boye, has revealed that the demands made by the nurses would soon be resolved.
He has urged them to return to their various work stations after they embarked on a nationwide strike over poor conditions of service.
According to him, the government has taken their concerns into consideration and has begun fulfilling some of them in the meantime.
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Speaking in an interview with JoyNews, Dr. Okoe-Boye said even though not every item on their check list has been approved, with time all their needs will be met.
Dr. Okoe-Boye is hopeful that the concerns tabled by the nurses will be resolved within 48 hours.
He added that the government has no intention of fighting the nurses on their demands.
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Meanwhile, on Monday, September 21, 2020, nurses went on a strike over what they said was the poor conditions of service suffered by members of the Ghana Registered Nurses and Midwives Association (GRNMA).
Speaking at a news conference, monitored by YEN.com.gh on TV3 Thursday, September 17, 2020, the president of the GRNMA, Mrs. Perpetual Ofori Ampofoh lamented how their employer (the government) was not forthcoming with the provision of personal protective equipment(PPEs), non-payment of some allowances and other essential benefits.
The striking groups include the GRNMA, Ghana Physicians Assistants Association and Ghana Association of Registered Anaesthetists among others.
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