The Rotational Nurses and Midwives Association is requesting that the Nurses and Midwifery Council take a serious interest in the matter and guarantee the payment of their ten-month overdue allowance.
The organization has, in recent years, been engaging many stakeholders, including the Health and Finance Ministries, in an attempt to provide them clearance for payments to be made; however, this strategy has not resulted in any positive outcomes.
In an interview with Citi News, the president of the Rotational Nurses and Midwives Association, Jasper Dzorkah, bemoaned the effect that this is having on the members of the association while dropping hints about the organization’s plan to withdraw their services on May 15 or to participate in a demonstration exercise on that day if the government fails to pay them this week.
On the other hand, he proposes that their professional organization, the Nurses and Midwifery Council, get involved in the conflict.
“I believe that everyone ought to have some level of interest in what is being done.” It is not fair to gaze at your younger ones laboring on an empty stomach for ten to eleven consecutive months, and yet nothing has been said about it.
This situation should be addressed. We are not in normal circumstances, and we acknowledge that the economy is currently in a state of crisis. However, as we speak today, all members of parliament and ministers are receiving their salaries.
The government possesses the means to compensate these individuals; therefore, there is no need for them to prioritize us. It is completely unnecessary to require rotational nurses and midwives to work without pay for an entire year before they are compensated for their services. It does not reflect well on the profession as a whole.
I will communicate to the Nurses and Midwifery Council that it is important for them to take an interest in our payments. It’s possible that we’ll have no choice but to go on strike on May 15 if the government doesn’t pay us,” Jasper Dzorkah, president of the Rotational Nurses and Midwives Association, stated.