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 Jobless Nurses and Midwives Protest in Tamale Over Delayed Postings

Graduate unemployed Nurses and Midwives took to the streets of Tamale in the Northern Region to protest against their current situation, expressing frustration with the government and its agencies, particularly the Ministry of Health (MoH) and the Ministry of Finance (MoF). They accuse these entities of failing to grant financial clearance and secure permanent employment for over 75,000 graduate nurses and midwives who have completed training at various accredited public universities and training colleges.

Despite successfully passing their Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) licensing exams, these professionals remain unemployed. The group is calling on the government to clear the backlog of nurses and midwives from 2020, 2021, and 2022 who are awaiting their postings to serve the country.

They argue that while qualified nurses and midwives are left without employment, the government and its agencies have been hiring unqualified individuals, such as senior high school graduates, who undergo minimal training to work in healthcare wards.

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One nurse, Abdul Rauf, questioned the mandate of the Nursing and Midwifery Council under the Health Professional Regulatory Act, emphasizing that trained and inducted nurses should not be left unemployed for years.

Another nurse lamented the delays in allowances and postings, highlighting the critical role nurses play as the backbone of every country’s healthcare system.

The protest underscores the pressing need for the government to address the concerns of these healthcare professionals and expedite the process of granting them permanent employment to alleviate their plight and ensure the effective functioning of the healthcare system.

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