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Ghana Needs 50,000 More Nurses for Critical Care – Expert by katty : October 10, 2018, 09:46:53 AM
Ghana needs over 50,000 nurses for critical care and emergency services at various hospitals in the country, APA learns here on Tuesday.The Principal of the School of Peri-Operative and Critical Nursing in Accra, Dr Kwaku Asante Krobea, noted that the country currently has 1,000 of such specialized nurses offering critical services.

According to him, such situation makes it difficult for patients with critical conditions to receive the needed care and attention.

“We have deficit of about 50,000 currently and the responsibility we need to take up now is to train about 5,000 more nurses in the interim to ensure that our emergency care patients receive the needed attention and care,” the Ghanaian Times report quoted Krobea as saying.

It added that his comments followed government’s inability to engage more nurses because of lack of funds.

Some of the nurses have been engaging in picketing the Jubilee House, the seat of Government in Accra to demand for employment from the government,

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