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NURSES URGED TO REMAIN NON-PARTISAN

Listen to Mrs. Gborgblorvor
Mrs. Innocentia Gborgblorvor, Volta Regional Chairperson of Ghana Registered Nurses’ Association (GRNA) has asked members of the noble profession to remain non-partisan and professional in the discharge of their duties especially in this election year. She said nurses are trained care-givers and as such the need to do that with utmost love and always be guided by their professional oath which obliged them to ‘care for the sick with all their skills, irrespective of religion, creed, colour, political and social status.’
Mrs. Gborgblorvor who said these at the regional launch of the 2012 Nurse’ Week celebration on the theme “Nurses and Midwives caring and advocating for a peaceful 2012 general elections” in Ho on Wednesday, stated that nursing as a caring and human centered profession, can only be practiced in a peaceful environment, she therefore called on stakeholders to join hands with the Association to educate Ghanaians on the need for peace and unity.
Mrs. Gborgblorvor also enumerated inadequate nurses and logistics as some of the challenges  hindering the delivery of quality health care to the people. She therefore called on the Health directorate and government to intensify efforts at retaining more nurses in the region and also provide more logistics and the requisite training for nurses, for them to render modern standard health care in the country.

Hon. Henry Ford Kamel, the Volta regional minister, in a speech read on his behave, commended the Nurses Association) for their choice of theme, especially at the wake of the recent experiences during the just ended nationwide Biometric Voter Registration exercise, which he said was very peaceful in the region as compared to other parts of the country.
He therefore called on nurses to educate their patients to appreciate politics as a platform for trading different ideas for developing the country rather than as a spring board for violence.
He also applauded the collective dedication and hard work of nurses and midwives towards providing quality healthcare and assured them of government commitment to the development of the nation’s human resources.

Dr.  Joseph Teye Nuettey, the Regional Director of Health Services, also a speech read for him, commended nurses and midwives for their crucial role in the healthcare delivery system but noted with grief concern, the attitudes some of them who are bent on going contrary to the ethics of the profession by abusing clients. He therefore called on the G.R.N.A to take measures to flush out those recalcitrant nurses from the system and advised them to emulate the selflessness of Florence Nightingale, mother of the nursing profession.  


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