GHS TO ABSORB "ZOOM NURSES" INTO MAIN STREAM NURSING
The Ghana Health Services (GHS) will soon absorb beneficiaries of the Health Assistants Module of the National Youth Employment Programme (NYEP) into mainstream nursing.
Adam Mohammed Aminu Abio, Northern Regional NYEP Coordinator disclosed this at this year’s Northern Regional mid-year review meeting of Zoomlion Ghana Limited, the leading waste management experts in Tamale.
He said the NYEP has concluded negotiations and forwarded a list of over 7,000 beneficiaries covering 60% of the total membership of the module to the GHS to have these beneficiaries professionally trained and put in mainstream nursing.
He explained that this would help reduce the woefully inadequate nurse/patient ratio at the country’s health facilities and provide permanent employment for the youth.
Mr. Mohammed Amin, however made it clear that, this percentage does not include those who were academically qualified and were already leaving for further studies.
The NYEP Coordinator was happy about the existence of the spirit of collaboration between the NYEP and Zoomlion Ghana saying “I must state that our relationship is beyond imagination and that is why my outfit and yours keep making the progress in our area of operations”.
He however called for greater collaborations, cooperation and dedication to work as well as respect for one another in their quest to enhancing a cleaner environment for the Northern Region and for that matter Ghana.
Engineer G. K. Atieku Gzandu, Head of Research and Development of Zoomlion, said it was prudent for staff to follow rules of protocol and abide by laid down procedures to be able to excel and achieve better results for the company.
He directed that all Zoomlion property in the ten administrative regions of the country should be labeled and numbered for inventory purposes.
Eng. Gzandu was happy that staff of the company all over the country were putting up their best to have the company moved forward and however, warned that any worker found to be incompetent and non productive would not be entertained in the company.
The Northern Regional Operations Supervisor, Daniel Martey, said the company has given the various regional branches the status of autonomy and so therefore urged staff to give off their best to be able to achieve the company’s aim and objectives.
He commended all staff for a good work done during the first two quarters of the year and stated that, what was left is more of worry to the company and would therefore not tolerate laziness at all.