Serve your country: Joseph Allan appeal to Nurses
The Aflao Sector Commander of the Customs Division of the Ghana Revenue Authority, Assistant Commissioner Joseph Allan, has made an appeal to nurses and midwives to remain in the country and offer their essential services to the people.
He emphasized the crucial role that nurses and midwives play in the healthcare system, providing care and support to families, communities, and even personnel under his Command.
He acknowledged the challenges they may face, such as poor working conditions and limited benefits, but encouraged them not to be enticed by opportunities in developed countries, as their services are indispensable for the country’s future.
The appeal was made during the ‘Nurses and Midwives week celebration’ at Aflao, with the theme “Our Nurses and Midwives, Our Future.”
Assistant Commissioner Allan’s representative delivered the message, expressing gratitude for the quality of care nurses and midwives provide, which contributes to the overall health of the people, including revenue collectors like his division.
Mr. Courage A.Y.F Kwame-Kumah, the Volta Regional Secretary of the Ghana Registered Nurses and Midwives Association (GRNMA), revealed that a significant number of nurses and midwives, including professionals and specialists, have expressed their intention to leave Ghana for better opportunities abroad.
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This trend has already had negative implications on healthcare facilities, as they experience increased workload and other challenges.
Mr. Samuel Kwaku Numana, the Ketu South District Chairman of GRNMA, highlighted the various challenges faced by nurses and midwives, including low salaries, inadequate equipment and facilities, unsafe working environments, and unemployment of qualified nurses due to a lack of opportunities.
Mr. David Agbokpe, the Ketu South Municipal Director of Health Services, called upon stakeholders to support nurses and midwives in their vital roles that span across the entire healthcare system, from administration to clinical aspects, to ensure a better future for healthcare in Ghana.