Coalition of unemployed Nurse Assistant Clinical and Preventives Certificate Nurses for 2019 have warned that their continued stay at home without employment could lead them to all manner of social vices.
According to them, their families are becoming tired of them and any further delay by the government to employ them will be a recipe for disaster.
The aggrieved nurses have been picketing and demonstrating for some time now over their unemployment yet unattended to by the government.
They are angry at the government decision to employ and deploy senior high school graduates to CHPS compounds across the country and described the decision as “wicked and unreasonable.”
They have presented their petition to the northern regional coordinating council for onwards submission to the president, Nana Addo Dankwa Akuffo Addo.
About Ten thousand, seven hundred and twenty seven (10,727) certificate nurses who completed their training in 2019 are still home without postings. The unemployed nurses say they had accessed the Ministry of Health clearance portal for their recruitment.
The unemployed nurses say all efforts with relevant agencies such as the Ghana Health Service, Christian’s Health Association of Ghana and Teaching Hospitals since last year 10th November, 2021, over 10 months now have not yielded any positive results.
They aggrieved nurses who embarked on a peaceful march through some principal streets of Tamale, told Zaa News that they have held several engagements and countless follow up to Ministry of Health, Ghana Health Service Ministry of Finance and all stakeholders to get them posted, all yielded no results. Some of the placards read as; “we are tired of reassurance,” “our skills are fading,” “release our data to the agencies before this month ends,” “drop the SHS nurses among others.”
The aggrieved nurses later presented their petition to the Chief Director at the Northern Regional Coordinating Council. Secretary of the Coalition, Mr. Gadanbio Justlord presented the petition on their knees pleading with the president that they are also Ghanaian youth, trained with the requisite skills and taxpayer’s money to render healthcare services to the good people of the country and need to be posted by the end of September 2022. Some of the unemployed nurses spoke with Zaa News.
“We will soon go to their offices and share it with them so that they will know that our plight is serious” one of the aggrieved nurses fumed.
Chief Director of the NRCC, Alhaji Alhassan Isshaku assured the unemployed nurses that the government will attend to their needs.
He also pleaded with them to exercise patients and not engage in anti-social vices because of their current predicament.
“You are still Ghanaians youth and you haven’t done anything wrong; your message will be carry it to the appropriate authorities”, the chief director assured.
Reported by; Mohammed Ibrahim, Zaanews