Health Workers To Embark On Demonstration Over Unpaid Salaries
Aggrieved 2019 batch of Health Workers are threatening to embark on a demonstration if government is unable to pay them their arrears since February 2022. A member of the aggrieved batch of nurses, Benjamin Mooro stated that Degree Nurses with their batch do not have a staff Identification Card to even talk about biometric details
captured in the system. So we are giving the government up to the end of the month. Because we can't be hungry in the wards. The Diploma nurses started work in the month of March. During our National Service, we were given our Staff ID and we did our biometric. If our details have been processed to Ministry and we are expecting
the needful to be done but it is not yet done. So at the end of the month, we should also hear from the Ministry about the progress made concerning the Staff ID of the Degree Nurses and the salary payment. If it is not done by the end of the month then we have no option but to organize ourselves across the country and head to the
Ministry of Health in Accra. He then continued, We are starving in the ward because affording a three-square meal will be very difficult for most of my colleagues. So somebody who is not getting food if that person gets to the ward will he/she have a sound mind to attend to a patient. According to the aggrieved nurses, the situation
is negatively impacting their work in all aspects. Mr. Mooro said they have reached out to the authorities such as Ghana Registered Nurses Association among others who have advised them on how to deal with the situation. They told us to make enquiries or we should make letters available and forward them to the regional
health directorates across the country which we’ve done. They also told us to make a follow-up on them which we did. The team keeps telling us that they are working on it. He said the responses that we are working on it, it is only God who knows when they will be done. We have made follow-ups. We are tired and frustrated.