The president of the Republic of Ghana Nana Akuffo Addo pleaded with Ghanaian nurses purposely to be exported to Barbados to adequately facilitate vehement support to the country’s health sector seeking for nurses support
This initiative emerged when the president met the Prime Minister of Barbados at Bridgetown for visitation to the country and Caribbeans.
Almost 375 nurses will be granted consideration for this cooperation
Addressing a press conference aftermath the bilateral discussions, Barbadian Prime Minister Mia Mottley indicated: “we have initiated for the search considering 400 nurses, with vast capacity and believe that on the wonderful opportunity of co-operation between the two countries respectively.”
Furthermore, she included an initial promise towards the secure of nurses, with the provision of joint education programmes with the initiative to secure Barbados’ healthcare sector.
That country is facing an acute nurses shortage.
President Akufo-Addo, in his response indicated that “Ghanaians have a surplus of nurses and therefore ensuring their placement in our public health system is headaches. There have been a lot (of nurses) produced, which, for several years, we have not been able to do anything with…So, he will be glad to tranfer these health assistants to Barbados in discussions with the Prime Minister with the discussion on health care.”
The cooperation, which has not yet been formally agreed upon, when it comes into force, is expected to create employment for some of the vast teeming young graduate nurses in the country who have on several occasions staged protests demanding jobs
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