The President of the Ghana Registered Nurses and Midwives Association (GRNMA), Mrs. Perpetual Ofori-Ampofo has called on government to fulfill its promise of providing medical insurance to nurses infected with covid-19 as well as the fifty per cent allowance for the frontline health workers.
“We are very much aware of the fact that some of the medical insurance and frontline allowances have not been paid to some of our members, we are following up to get this done”. Mrs. Perpetual Ofori-Ampofo, President of the Ghana Registered Nurses and Midwives Association said
She also urged members to ensure that the necessary documentation are made to the head of their head of institutions to know their status, and also capture their names and same forwarded to the ministry of health.
According to Mrs. Ofori-Ampofo, there was assurance from government that those who will get infected with covid-19 along the line of their work and become critically ill or lose their lives in the fight against the pandemic will benefit from certain provisions however only few members have benefited from the package.
She further added that heads of health institutions provide the needed protective equipment to protect members against covid-19.
“During the first and second waves of the pandemic, we lost some of our colleagues so I call on you to protect yourselves. We call on our nurse managers; heads of various health institutions to continuously ensure that we have the needed logistics to work with especially the protective one’s to protect members against picking up the covid-19 infection”.
“A few days ago we lost a pregnant principal enrolled nurse at the Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital; we don’t want to hear any more of these deaths”. She added