The Authorities of Ghana has appealed to nurses and different well being professionals to not go away Ghana to different nations to hunt greener pastures.
Presidential Advisor on Well being, Dr Anthony Nsiah-Asare has instructed the nurses that Ghanaians are wanting as much as them to satisfy their well being wants within the nation therefore they need to keep.
His feedback come at a time the Basic Secretary of the Ghana Medical Affiliation (GMA), Dr Titus Beyuo earlier revealed that medical docs and nurses are leaving the nation in droves.
Dr Beyuo mentioned mind drain has returned to the medical career in Ghana.
Talking on the New Day present on TV3 Wednesday Could 11, Dr Beyuo mentioned “…as we communicate, docs, nurses are leaving this nation in droves, mind drain has returned in full swing.
“I do know that as a result of I’m the Basic Secretary of the GMA, I wont provide you with figures instantly,” he mentioned when requested by host Roland Walker to say what number of have to this point left the nation.
He added “However I can provide you some examples, I provides you with a unit in a single hospital I gained’t identify, an enormous hospital in Accra, from January until now, 5 docs have left that unit
“We have to do one thing about it deliberate on this nation.”
Addressing nurses and different well being professionals in the course of the Worldwide Nurses Day, in Accra on Thursday Could 12, Dr Nsia Asare mentioned “I believe the unethical approach that the developed nations try to take our scarce well being assets of this nation will not be the best factor to do. Ghana, like different growing counties, is seeing a rise in migration of our skilled nurses to excessive earnings nations like United States, United Kingdom, Australia, Canada and different nations because of the worldwide scarcity of nurses, precipitated partly by the impression of the coronavirus.
“This pattern is sort of worrying and it quantities to large public subsidy to the wealthier nations, so we’re subsidizing their well being care system, given the truth that nursing schooling in Ghana is is especially publicly financed , it additionally threatens to worsen the nurse-patient ratio and for that matter our potential to speed up our progress in the direction of common well being protection which is a prime precedence of this authorities .
“I do know a lot of our skilled nurses proceed to yearn for greener pastures past the shores of Ghana. I want to take this chance to encourage all of you to remain like us and to contained to the event of our nation well being sector. Keep in mind that Ghanaians are wanting as much as you of their quest to take care of their well being.”