Rotation nurses across the country had threatened to suspend their duties by 1st October 2021 to register their displeasure over their 8 months locked up allowances.
At a press conference today in Kumasi, the programs and projects officer for Ghana Nurse – Midwife Trainee Association, Nana Agyei Sikapa stressed that, since the assumption of duties in February 2021 till date, not even IPPD forms has been filled, neither to talk of staff ID and biometric registration for such nurses.
“Rotation nurses are suffering at their various posts”
He disclosed that rotation nurses are nurses who have sat for their licensure exams and been posted to various health centres by the National Service Secretariat to do their service.
They are therefore giving one day ultimatum to authorities to respond to their grievance or face their action.
He added that 2019 batch who has completed their course are still in the house with no hope of posting after three years, they are therefore drawing the attention of government to do justice to them. Lastly he bemoaned that, trainee allowances has also lock up for many months up to 10 months and therefore demanding for immediate release as government promised to do so.
What have we done to deserve this from the president, how can some of us offered their services for the people of this country for a whole eight month without payment how do you want us to survive in our own country. Stressing that they are using this medium to appeal to the president and the finance minister to quickly come to aid by releasing money to pay them.
By Simon Opoku Afriyie