The leadership of the Ghana Health Service is begging the Ghana Registered Nurses and Midwives Association (GRNMA) to put the nation’s health first and resume back to work to they can negotiate.
Director of the Ghana Health Service, Dr. Patrick Kuma Aboagye said that the country is on coarse to win the fight against COVID-19 because of the hard work and diligence of Nurses in the country.
Striking at this time will therefore jeopardize the progress the country has made so far.
Speaking on Accra-based radio station Starrfm he said,
“look at the situation with COVID and come back to work to negotiate. Let’s put the nation’s health first. Come back to work and I believe that the discussions will continue.
Meanwhile, the Ghana Medical Association (GMA) has asked the National Labour Commission (NLC) to apologize to the striking nurses and midwives over the decision to block their industrial action in court.
According to him, such a move could stir up more anger which could create more harm than good.
He said, “I think the labour commission should apologize to nurses for the stance they wanted to take. Going forward, they shouldn’t employ such tactics. Once you go to court in that manner you make people angry. These are people who have sacrificed so much, they have given everything.”
“They are asking that the same hospitals they are working they are given some basic care and leverage and not to continue with the situation where when they are sick they are asked to pay the initial cost before they are treated.”