The Deputy Minister of Health, Mr. Alexander Kojo Kom Abban has disclosed that the nursing trainees who do not sit down and learn properly but only rely on the practice of “chew and Pour” during examination are more dangerous on the field of work
He bemoaned the situation where some student nurses find ways of getting hold of exams questions and write and pass with ‘As’ but after their completion ,mess up on the field of work which sometimes might account to the death of patients.
“Am speaking this way because the matter that happened has to do with examination malpractice but I don’t think any nurse should start his or her life on the dishonest part so if you want to get to the top just study hard” Mr. Kom Abban observed.
Mr. Kom Abban made this known when he visited Winneba Community Nursing Training College to interact with the students as part of his three-day tour in the Central Region to address the issue of doctors’ refusal to take up appointments in the region as well as familiarize with challenges facing the health facilities.
He warned the students against seeking his intervention should anybody be caught in examination malpractice and the person is sacked.
According to him, doctors refusal to accept posting to the region is hampering healthcare delivery and appealed to the doctors to consider the taxpayers money which was used to train them and accept postings to where their services are most needed.
The Health Ministry he explained, has proposed and designed incentives packages to the health workers especially doctors to enable them accept postings to the rural areas, including scholarships, conducive accommodation, equipment, resources among others.