500 unemployed nurses to demonstrate in Tamale

nurses-620x330500 unemployed graduate nurses are to hit the streets of Tamale in protest over government’s failure to employ them.

They are giving government two weeks ultimatum to address their concern.

Their Spokesperson, Yakubu Mikdad Kakuma in a Citi News interview said, “it saddens our hearts to see we Nurses still being in our various homes over a year now having successfully passed the Nurses and Midwives Council licensed examination in 2014.”“What mostly baffles us is that the Ministry of Health is being selective in our postings with a criterion best known to themselves and God which we the unposted enrolled Nurses see as being gravely unfair because our very colleagues we sat and wrote the NMC licensure exams are being posted and have even started receiving salaries for several months now and what we only get are flimsy excuses and reassurances anytime we try to enquire on the issues regarding stands as unemployed enrolled Nurses of the north from both regional health directorate and the ministry of health,” he bemoaned.

Hundreds of concerned unemployed nurses from across the country picketed at the Flag-Staff House to express their frustrations.

The Minister of Employment and Labour Relations, Haruna Iddrisu and a Deputy Health Minister, Dr. Victor Bampoe promised the unemployed nurses their recruitment was due October 23.

On the contrary, they are still idling home at a time there is health personnel deficit in the nation’s health facilities.

source: citifmonline.com

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