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GHS Begins Recruitment Of Unemployed Nurses Today


The Ghana Health Service (GHS) has announced it will begin the enlistment of unemployed nurses who completed training in 2016, today.

In a statement issued by the service and signed by the Director General, Dr. Anthony Nsiah-Asare, financial clearance has already been granted for the pooling in of the 2016 batch of Nurses Assistants from Public Health Training Institutions, into the health sector.

This announcement amongst controversy and scepticism comes to partly confirm President Akufo-Addo’s claims in Parliament, last Thursday that, 14,254 Nurse Assistants (Clinical and Preventive) had already been added to augment the efforts of clinical staff in various government health facilities.

The President had added that these nurses had “commenced work by February 1, 2019.”

His assertions were however thrown down the gauntlet by various professional groups including some graduate nurses who claimed they were still home.

But the recent GHS statement issued last Monday said “nurses assistants clinical (enrolled nurses) and Nurse assistants Preventive (Community Health Nurses) who are part of the group whose clearance has been received and intend to work in the various health facilities under the Ghana Health Service are requested to formally apply online by logging onto the GHS online application portal and follow relevant instructions.”

The GHS says deadline for submission of applications is Friday, March 15, 2019.

Government continually assures Ghanaians of its efforts to sustain a workable health system.

It says it is working to obtain financial clearance for the recruitment of the 2017 and 2018 health graduates from various health institutions.

By Grace Ablewor Sogbey

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