Allowances of Nurses and Midwives to be restored as Minister briefs Parliament on the launch on October 10

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The Minister for Health, Mr. Kwaku Agyeman-Manu, has informed Parliament that his Ministry will launch the restoration of the Nurses and Midwives Trainees’ Allowances, on the 10th of October, 2017, in Sunyani in the Brong Ahafo Region.

He said this on the floor of the House, when he was responding to a question on whether the Ministry has established admission quotas for Nursing and Midwifery.

Early on, the Ministry issued a statement that the restoration of the allowance will see about 68,000 (sixty Eight Thousand) trainees receiving GH¢400.00 Cedis (Four Hundred Ghana Cedis) monthly.

The statement indicated that the cost of the restoration is adequately captured in the 2017 budget presented in March this year.

The restoration of the allowances is in fulfillment of a campaign promise made by the government to health institutions, after they were scrapped by the previous administration.

Responding to a question asked by the Member of Parliament for Bia West, Dr. Augustine Tawiah, on whether the Ministry had established admission quotas for Nursing and Midwifery, the Minister answered in the affirmative.

He added that as a Ministry, they have over the years been undertaking these exercises, though not in such a robust and scientifically based manner as it has been done this year.


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