Principal of Zuarungu Health Assistant Training School and Registered General Nurses in the Upper East Region, Francis Ayaaba has called for an end to protocol admissions by health institutions in the region.
According to Mr. Ayaaba many qualified persons for the past have been denied admission into health institutions due to the protocol admissions. Recently reports on media revealed that influential people stampedes principals of the institutions with phone calls in a desperate bid to have their people admitted.
However Mr. Ayaaba said the issue of protocol admissions in health institutions posed a serious threat to health delivery in the region and the country at large since most of the people admitted through protocol are sometimes not qualified. Mr. Ayaaba said this during a joint matriculation of 5 health institutions held in Navrongo on Friday.
Director of Human Resource for Health Development at the Ministry of Health, Alexander Yaw Arphul called on the matriculates to learn well and participate in all activities to enhance their success.
Mr. Arphul stated that one of the broad objectives of the Ministry of Health is to ensure quality training and distribution of appropriate number of health workers throughout the country. Mr. Arphul speech was read by Lawrence Odartey Lawson, Acting Head of Health Training Institute Unit.
Upper East Regional Minister, James Zuugah Tiigah on the occasion called on the prospective nurses to hold to the profession as a life partner since the vocation is not a simple thing but a vocation that touches lives.
In all 1,324 students comprising the Community Health Nurses Training School in Navrongo, Midwifery Training school and Nurses Training College all in Bolgatanga were matriculated. The rest of the schools include Zuarungu Health Assistant Training School and Registered General Nurses as well the Presbyterian Nursing Training College in Bawku.
By: Prosper Bayerta Amoah| A1Radioonline.com | Ghana