Rotational nurses and midwives lament over delayed salary payments – The Rotational Nurses and Midwives Association (RNMA) is requesting the installment of pay rates of its individuals.
As indicated by RNMA, the government actually owes its individuals, pay back payments of eight months. It additionally said the COVID-19 pandemic is negatively affecting the nurses and midwives monetarily. Addressing Citi News, the President of the affiliation, Jerry Mertins Aziamadia was unhappy that colleagues, who are degree and diploma holders, consistently need to gripe and hold a progression of protests before their compensations are paid.
“Before rotational nurses are paid in Ghana, it means we have to go to the streets, do a series of demonstrations, bring in press conferences before we are finally paid and I don’t know the crime nurses have committed by rendering their services to the nation as service personnel.”
“We are emphatic on this matter –we want the Ministry [of Health] and the government to come to our aid and pay our allowances as early as possible. We also want to be paid according to the planned structure policy. If we don’t see these payments, we will advise ourselves,” he pushed.
Mr Aziamadia addressed Citi News uninvolved of an occasion named “The Impact of COVID-19 on Universal Health Coverage: The Role of the Nurse, Midwife, Major Stakeholders and Government”.Mr. Aziamadia asked government to set up sufficient measures to have their compensations and stipends paid on an ideal opportunity to prevent such postponements.