The Private Health Facilities Association of Ghana on the occasion of the International Nurses day, have appealed to government to consider posting nurses to their facilities to improve health care delivery.
The Association believe, difficulties on the part of the private health providers to attracting well trained nurse to work at their health facilities is impacting negatively on quality health care in Ghana.
National President of the Association, Dr Kwame Boaben-Frimpong in an exclusive interview with OTEC News Jacob Agyenim, on Friday May 12, 2023, said most of the nurses only work with them when they have no job offer from the Central government,
He added that, immediately government give clearance for their postings, they stop working with the private facilities making it difficult for them to operate.
“We are ready to collaborate with government to solve this problem, what we are saying is that, there are many of our facilities ready to employ these nurse who are chasing government for employment “
“Government should post them to our facilities and we will ready collaborate with the state to ensure the nurses are well paid”. He said.
Dr Frimpong however applauded the collective dedication and hardwork of nurses and Midwives accross the country
“Your effort, sacrifice and your dedication is immeasurable. We as private health providers, are very much appreciate your hard work and will continue to provide the support that we can to make your burden lighter,” he said.
Nurses are being celebrated globally Today to recognize their contributions to Society.
It also marks the birthday of Florence Nightingale, who founded modern Nursing. This year’s day is themed “Nursing, the World to health” which synchronizes with the current Coronavirus pandemic the world is faced with.
The theme for this year’s International Nurses Day is “Our Nurses, Our Future”, and it also brings to light, the importance of Nurses in addressing wide range of health challenges.
Source: Ghana/otecfmghana.com/Jacob Agyenim Boateng