The Coalition response follows comments from the Akufo-Addo led New Patriotic Party (NPP) communicators on several radio and television stations claiming the government has cleared all private nurses.
The Unemployed Private Nurses in a statement signed by its President Ayaaba N.C. John, copied to DAILY HERITAGE and obtained by GeorgeWeb said: “We want the media and Ghanaians to know that majority of registered Nurses assistance are still at home and want to place on record with facts and proves that it a gentle lie to Ghanaians”.
The Coalition of Unemployed Private Nurses (COUPN) said it in 2019 had an encounter with the Minister of Health, Mr Kwaku Agyemang on a face to face meeting with an agreement that they will seek financial clearance to clear the remaining backlog of 2012-2016 badges respectively.
“For the records, all degrees and diploma nurses from 2012, 2016 and 2017 and 2018 have been given financial clearance and are already absorbed into the system”
“but unfortunately for registered nurse assistance only part of 2012 batch have officially been given financial clearance leaving out 2013-2016 batches as stated by the government in the public domain. With reference number MOH/HRND/HTI/A/02/18/00353”.
The Unemployed Private Nurses is consequently petitioning the Ministry of Health (MoH) and other relevant stakeholders to consider the remaining registered nurses for posting.
“For we are left to thinking, anxiety and insomnia as our colleagues we completed with them are working whiles the remaining are still wallowing to secure clearance.
“The most unfair judgment by this collation is some of our colleagues have to pay a bribe to be absorbed into the system whiles others are left out because they can afford GH? 3,000 and more to be absorbed also”
According to group calling itself Coalition of Unemployed Private Nurses (COUPN) that they do not know if it a political selection.