Health News Wed, 30 Jun 2010

NYEP nurses to be absorbed in Ghana Health Service

Tamale, June 30, GNA - The Ghana Health Service will soon absorb beneficiaries of the Health Assistants Module of the National Youth Employment Programme (NYEP) into mainstream nursing for them to become professional nurses.

A list of over 7,000 beneficiaries covering 60 per cent of the total membership of the module has been forwarded to the Ghana Health Service to offer them professional training and put them in mainstream nursing to supplement the inadequate number of nurses in the system. Mr Adam Mohammed Aminu, Northern Regional Coordinator of NYEP, disclosed this during a mid-year review meeting of Zoomlion Ghana Limited in Tamale.

He explained that the measure would help reduce the woefully inadequate nurse-patient ratio in health facilities and provide permanent employment for the youth. Mr Aminu, however, made it clear that the percentage indicated did not include those who were academically qualified and were already leaving for further studies.

He expressed gratitude to the Zoomlion Company for maintaining a good relationship with the NYEP, saying "I must state that our relationship is beyond imagination and that is why my outfit and yours keep making the progress in our areas of operation". Mr Aminu called for greater collaboration, dedication and cooperation between their two organisations in their quest to ensure a cleaner environment for Ghana. Mr 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 regions should be labelled and numbered for inventory purposes. Mr Gzandu was happy that staff of the company all over the country were putting up their best to move the company forward and warned that any worker found to be incompetent and non-productive will not be entertained by the company.

The Northern Regional Operations Supervisor of Zoomlion, Mr Daniel Martey, said the company had accorded the various regional branches autonomy and therefore urged staff to give of their best to be able to achieve the company's aims and objectives. He stated that the company would not tolerate any laziness and commended the staff for a job well done during the first two quarters of the year.

Source: GNA