Ms Joseline Adjoa Enchill, a Registered General Nurse at the International Maritime Hospital (IMaH) in Tema, has emphasized that the most effective way to reduce nurse migration from Ghana is for the government to invest in the sector and make it more attractive.
Ms Enchill highlighted that Ghanaian nurses are highly intelligent and skilled, which makes them stand out in their work, leading to other countries still employing them.
Speaking at the health communication platform organized by the Ghana News Agency in Tema, Ms Enchill stressed the importance of disseminating health information to influence health choices and literacy.
She questioned why Ghanaian nurses would return to Ghana when they are being paid well and performing excellently abroad.
Ms Enchill emphasized that the nursing profession plays a vital role in the health service, and the quality and efficiency of nurses are directly linked to the health of Ghanaians.
She urged the government to invest more in the training of nurses, especially in different specialities, to enhance their performance and meet the healthcare needs of the population.
Ms Enchill pointed out that one of the reasons people travel abroad for healthcare services is the availability of specialized care, which is a result of investments in the sector.
Improving staffing levels and allowing nurses to spend more time with each patient would greatly enhance the well-being of the population, she added.
Mr Francis Ameyibor, the Tema Regional Manager of GNA, emphasized the importance of prioritizing everyone's health to ensure a healthy society and increased productivity.
He stated that the weekly health dialogue platform provides a channel for experts to educate the public on crucial health issues.
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