Registered Nurse Assistants-Preventive (RNAP) & Registered Nurse Assistants Clinical (RNAC) have made a passionate appeal to government to rescind its intention of employing Senior High School leavers and training them on the Zoom Nurses Model while they, the real trained nurses sit home idle.
They said they are ever willing and ready to put their knowledge to practice.
“We are ready and willing to fill the various vacancies in the various communities, so why train SHS leavers as zoom nurses”, they lamented.
The National President of the Registered Nurse Assistants- Preventive and Registered Assistants-Clinical 2019 batch, Mr. Eric Kwakye said there is no need going to train SHS graduates for a work 20,000 people have been well trained as nurses for.
He explained that a communique was sent to the Minister of Health by the leadership of Rotational nurses about their financial clearance, but did not receive any response.
Days later, he noted, the Youth Employment Agency [YEA] and Ghana Health Service [GHS] signed a Memorandum of Understanding to train 3,000 Senior High School graduates for six months on Zoom Nurse Module for the same work which there are already trained and licensed professionals.
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“We have met the Director of HR of the Ministry of Health and had discussions about our employment but nothing fruitful has come out of it, only for us to hear that they are going to train 3000 SHS graduates on Zoom nurse Model, while we have been duly trained and licensed for that”, he said.
He appealed to the Ministry to see to the employment of the 20,000 trained and licensed nurses waiting in the queue to be employed before engaging the zoom nurses.
The secretary of Registered Nurse Assistants-Preventive & Registered Nurse Assistants Clinical, Miss Addo Baffour Sandra lamented how their colleagues and themselves have been suffering at home due to the current economic conditions in the country.
“Why must we be trained and licensed but left at home, while SHS graduates will be trained for only six months and employed. Is it deliberate or sheer wickedness?”, she stated passionately.