The Director of the Human Resources at the Ministry of Health, Dr. Ebenezer Appiah-Denkyira, has charged nurses in Ghana to give high respect to clients who come to the
He said of late nurses seem to be losing that image of being loving and respectful and people see some health workers in a different light like being rude, casual in their approach to service and even unprofessional.
Ã¢â‚¬Å“We, the people in the MOH operate as a team and nobody look down on the other, hence the need to give high respect to clients who come to the hospital because he or she is a team mate, it is the greatest desire of the ministry to restore our image of humble, caring and profession cadre of staff,Ã¢â‚¬Â he pointed out.
The Director of HRHD made this appeal last Thursday at the 2nd Matriculation Ceremony of the Nyaniba Health Assistants Training School in Tema.
Dr. Appiah-Denkyira called on the tutors of the Nyaniba Health Assistants Training school to work closely with the service agencies when programmes are being developed or field sites are being selected to help adequate inputs to be made into the curriculum an also encourage ownership.
He also called on parents to have a stake in the upbringing of their wards as health workers in future, saying Ã¢â‚¬Å“it is not only the government who has to fight hard to bring health care to the doorstop but it also the responsibility of parents to train more health personnel into the health sectorÃ¢â‚¬Â.
Speaking to the students, he called on them to study hard to pass their examination in order to achieve their aim in future. He hinted that the Health Assistant Clinical can progress to Diploma in Registered community Health Nursing, Midwifery, and General Nursing on condition that they are able to put the grades in shape at the earliest possible time.
On her part, the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Nyaniba Health Assistants Training School, Ms. Aba Folson, said the School envisioned the dream of establishing a world class Health Institution to mould and guide the future generation with the fear of God and also create a center of excellence for the advancement of health science.
Ms. Aba Folson later hinted the mission of the school is to bring innovative programmes such as the study of French since Ã¢â‚¬Å“we are surrounded by francophone countries to instill customer care in the nursing profession and also fire fightingÃ¢â‚¬Â
She, therefore, called on the Ministry of health and Nurses and Midwives council of Ghana to incorporate these into the nursing curriculum.