Barbados Government Seeks Nurses

A six-member team is reportedly set to leave Barbados in August to start the recruitment of nurses in Ghana.

The Government, however, indicated that it would carry out due diligence to ensure that all vacant positions are filled locally.

On the other hand, if the local demand for registered nurses and nursing aides cannot be met locally, it will be opened to venturing overseas.

Minister of Health and Wellness Jeffrey Bostic announced the government plan at a press briefing recently.

The Minister noted that vacancies for some health professionals have already been filled and about 20 more are going through the process.

The six-member team, which is scheduled to leave Barbados next week, will assess Ghana’s system and certification, followed by registration and recruitment.

Ghana’s President Nana Akufo-Addo who had earlier visited the island, offered the services of up to 400 nurses to address the local shortage.

Nigel Bell, Readers Bureau, Fellow

Edited by Jesus Chan

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