- Some unemployed nurses are demanding for jobs at the Health Ministry
- They have clash with some security personnel at the Ministry
Some group of unemployed nurses who picketed at the premises of the Ministry of Health demanding their immediate postings have been fiercely met by some security officers this morning.
According to reports, a number of the health workers, who were agitated challenged some security personnel by forcing their way onto the ministry’s compound through a locked entrance.
This was said to have triggered the clashes between the two. But the Coalition of Unemployed Private Nurses is said to have pitched camps around the Health Ministry with determination of pressing home their demands.
The aggrieved coalition members numbering over 3,000 from various private nursing institutions, bemoaned that, government had consistently discriminate against them by considering nurses from public health schools over them in recruitment.
In a press address, the leader of the coalition Doreen Boating, called on the Akufo-Addo administration to take urgent steps to ensure their posted to various health facilities.
“We paid our own tuition fees. So we should be the first to be on the list for government posting. We didn’t burden the state. The unwarranted loyalty of government to train nurses and to the neglect of all other suitable qualified nurses poses a threat to national security,” she argued.
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The angry group also insisted that, they will remain at the premises of the Ministry of Health until government hears their pleas.
Meanwhile, the Public Relations Officer of the Ministry of Health, Robert Cudjoe has express dissatisfaction over the group’s protest.
According to him, the group’s protest exposes their lack of understanding on issues regarding their employment.
He said the group had after series of meetings with the ministry agreed on a definite framework that would see them employed soon.
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