The Ghana Health Service has revealed it will begin recruitment of unemployed nurses who completed their training in 2016 from Wednesday, February 27, 2019.
There has been controversy over the president’s statement that the government has given financial clearance for the employment of 14,000 graduate nurses and some 11,018 health personnel while delivering the 2019 State of the Nation Address on Thursday.
“Government granted financial clearance for the recruitment of eleven thousand, one hundred and eighteen (11,018) health personnel to increase existing clinical staff. To augment the efforts of clinical staff, in September, 2018, the Ministry of Health received further financial clearance to employ fourteen thousand, five hundred and twenty-four (14,254) Nurse Assistants (Clinical and Preventive).
The statements of the President were however challenged by the Coalition of Allied Health Professionals and other health groups who said they had not received any financial clearance and were still at home.
A statement issued by the Ghana Health Service on Monday explained all unemployed nurses who completed their training within the 2016 period are expected to log onto its online recruitment portal to apply when the portal opens on Wednesday and closes on Friday, March 15, 2019.
The Ministry of Health however in a rebuttal said President Akufo-Addo did not lie about the financial clearance for the unemployed nurses.
The latest statement from the Ghana Health Service confirmed that financial clearance has been given for the recruitment of “2016 batch of Nurse Assistants Clinical and Preventive from Public Health Training Institutions.”
“Nurses assistants’ clinical (enrolled nurses) and Nurse Assistants Preventive (Community Health Nurses) who are part of the group whose clearance has been received and intend to work in the various health facilities under the Ghana Health Service.”
They are requested to formally apply online by logging onto the GHS online application portal www.ghs-recruitment.com/2019/ and follow relevant instructions.