Members of the Coalition of Bonded Unposted Allied Health Professionals will today, Monday 8 May, picket the Ministry of Health (MoH) to register their displeasure at the Ministry’s inability to employ them.
The allied health professionals numbering 495 said their action had become necessary since all efforts to get the attention of the ministry to address their plight had proved futile.
This follows the financial clearance given some 4,800 clinical nurses to begin work in the various health facilities across the country following a similar picketing.
The allied health professionals who were left out of the recent employment said in a statement: “As citizens and not spectators, we can only fight for our share in the employment of health professionals after realising we were not part of the just-released financial clearance for over 4,800 clinicians with whom we completed and/or served with in the same year frame.
“We are aware the government is in a hurry. We, therefore, don’t want our issue to be an oversight, hence we are employing the now efficacious way – picketing – to register our displeasure and demand our right.”
The Coalition of Unemployed Bonded Diploma Nurses got financial clearance from the Ministry of Finance to enable the MoH post them to the various health facilities across the country to begin work only after spending two nights sleeping rough at the MoH to mount pressure on the government to accelerate their recruitment.