Members of the Coalition of Unemployed Bonded Diploma Nurses spent Tuesday night at the Ministry of Health (MoH) despite heavy rains, to demand immediate posting.
It was their second night spent at the ministry.
The group, which comprises psychiatric nurses, general nurses, and midwives, is angry over government’s failure to effect clearance for its members’ postings after the completion of their national service in August 2016.
They have accused the Minister of Health, Kweku Agyeman-Manu, of acting in bad faith as his promise to get them cleared and posted has yielded no results.
Meanwhile, the Public Relations Officer of the Ministry, Robert Cudjoe, has appealed to the nurses to be patient as government continues with the processes to get them posted to health facilities across the country.
“We have started the recruitment exercises and some categories of nurses have been issued their appointment letters. Some have reported to their stations and have started work. It’s a process because it’s a huge number and about 11,000 have been cleared. We instructed the various heads of agencies to begin the recruitment process. We are looking at over 7000 health professionals but this category of nurses’ issue is also on the table and it’s being discussed, so at an appropriate time.”