Dr Alexander Abban, the Deputy Minister of Health, has called on nurses to pursue high excellence in their line of duties and be selfless in accepting postings to all areas of the country.
He implored them to put their expertise at the service of all Ghanaians, whose taxes contributed to the success of their training as professional nurses.
Dr Abban, who was speaking at the second graduation ceremony of the Schools for Peri-Operative and Critical Care Nursing, and Ophthalmic Nursing at Korle-Bu in Accra, said is very sad to observe how fresh graduates struggle for opportunities to travel outside the country to rather offer their services to others who never contributed to their training.
He said this is not morally right or fair to their benefactors,” saying “please let us feel you, let us feel your worth”.
A total of 190 graduates from both schools were awarded certificates for Bachelor of Science (BSc) degrees by the University of Cape Coast which were presented to them by Prof Kankam Buadu, the Vice Dean of the School Of Graduate Studies.
Mr Abban congratulated the graduates for their individual achievements adding that graduation was only a call to service and that both fresh and serving nursing professionals must remain committed to their oath of service.
He said the Ministry of Health (MOH) and its partners are deeply committed to providing high quality healthcare to communities through the development of standardized manpower and the required expanded infrastructure.
Achieving Universal Health Coverage (UHC) as per the current global agenda, would require wider and dedicated service of all health professionals, and though Ghana has been at the forefront of healthcare in the West African Sub-Region and “we should not compare ourselves with mediocrity,” he said.
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