Ghana to recruit over 10,000 nurses, midwives to confront rising coronavirus cases
London, June 13, 2020 (AltAfrica)-The Ghanaian Health of Ministry is to employ 10,097 graduate nurses and midwives who completed both public and private health training institutions in 2017 in desperate bid to confront rising cases of coronavirus in the country
Ghana’s Coronavirus case has crossed 11,000 as the country records 262 new cases, according to latest updates by the Ghana Health Service.
The latest figures released by the Ghana Health Service on Saturday, June 13, 2020, indicate that the actual figure is 11,118, with 3,979 recoveries and 48 deaths.
Total active cases now stand at 7,091.
A clearance letter from the Ministry of Finance signed by the Deputy Minister, Abene Osei-Asare, said the effective date of appointment for the first batch of 1,171 Registered General Nurses and Midwives (Degree) should not be earlier than August 1, and the remaining 8,926 Registered General Nurses and Midwives (Diploma) should not be earlier than September 1.
The letter urged the Health Ministry to ensure that the nurses and midwives have their documents processed in time and placed on the Mechanised Payroll to enable the Controller and Accountant-General’s Department effect payment of their salaries.
“The emoluments of the front line health officials should be charged against the Compensation Of Employees vote of the Ministry of Health in the 2020 Annual Estimates,” the letter directed.
It also directed the Controller and Accountant-General to effect the payment of their salaries and make appropriate deductions of Social Security and Income Tax to SSNIT and the Domestic Tax Division of Ghana Revenue Authority (GRA) respectively.
“Please note that the financial Clearance expires at the end of 31st December 2020 and cannot be used thereafter,” the letter stated.