Validated Nurses To Be Paid By November Ending
All validated nurses of the Ghana Nurses and Midwives Association (GRNMA) to be paid fully by end of November, the Public Relations Officer of the Health Ministry has said.
This comes after the nurses agreed to call off their strike Friday, after a meeting with government.
According to Mr. Tony Goodman, “most of the validated names they have are at the Controller and Accountant General’s [department] so that is what the controller said.”
He indicated that they agreed at their meeting with the leadership of the nurses and other stakeholders that “every amount of money or every person that has been validated should be paid by the end of this month.”
Meanwhile he is hopeful the rest of the nurses who are yet to be validated and submitted will do so quickly adding they “are hopeful that very soon that will also be submitted to the controller and accountant general for them to also start paying them.”
The nurses withdrew all Out Patients Department services with attention to only emergency and maternity cases on Thursday, November, 10.
This action was preceded by the wearing of red armbands from November 1-6 and an ultimatum to the government to resolve issues confronting the nurses on salary arrears, posting of graduate nurses among others.
Most patients were left stranded at the hospitals following their [nurses and midwives] decision to only attend to emergency cases.
They had earlier given government an ultimatum to resolve the issues confronting them but government’s failure to meet their demands ahead of time forced their action.
Source: Suraya Alidu Malititi | kapital971.com