NPP Gov't To Stop Training Of Nurses

May 1, 2017

The Akufo Addo led New Patriotic Party (NPP) Government instead of continuing to build more health infrastructure to accomodate personnel rather has plans to stop the training of nurses for the occupation of the country's health facilities. 


"Ghana is training more staff nurses than needed, by five (5) years the government cannot employ all trainees again if the system persist like this," is one of the points contained in a communique to crown the Ministry of Health (MoH) health Summit which is at the closing stages at the Golden Tulip in Kumasi, has reliably gathered. 


The MoH health summit is the highest decision making forum that dialogue on health issues implementation for subsequent years.


The health Summit which saw Prez Akufo Addo as the guest speaker also had directed that no health facility should employ any casual staff again. 


The decisions by the summit are at great variance with Prez Akufo Addo's campaign promises of providing Ghanaians especially the youths jobs. 

The John Mahama govt engaged in an ambitious program of bridging infrastructure gap which the World Bank estimated to cost $1.5billion a year. Included in that program is 2 teaching hospitals - University of Ghana Medical centre, second phase of Tamale teaching hospital, 4 regional hospitals in Kumasi(Sewua), Accra (Ridge), Bolga and Wa, 7 District hospitals with 120 bed capacity at Dodowa, Formena, Kumawu, Abetifi among others. 


 Aside that another six 60-bed capacity District hospitals at Tepa, Nsawkaw, Konongo, Salaga, Twifo Praso and Madina.

 President John Mahama days to his handing over cut a symbolic sod at Whetta in Ketu North District for commencement of construction work on another five District hospitals to be located at Somanya, Whetta, Sawla among others. 


The current Akufo Addo Govt instead of building upon the successes of the predecessor has chosen to truncate it. 

At risk are females as the health summit also noted that attention on training male midwives is the only way to attain the SDGs in 2030.


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