Tuesday 27 October, 2020

Health Minister: Ghanaian nurses still on track to help Barbados

Minister Lt Col Jeffrey Bostic at the Grantley Adams International Airport.

Minister Lt Col Jeffrey Bostic at the Grantley Adams International Airport.

Barbados' health sector is soon to get another boost and more support as the much-spoken about nurses from Ghana seem to be on their way.

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Almost two months ago, the Minister of Health and Wellness Lt Col Jeffrey Bostic told Loop News that the final touches on that project were in the works with the Ghanians awaiting one piece of information.

At the time in early June, the Minister also said that the transportation from Ghana had even been finalised already, that was how advance the arrangements were to deliver on the promise to increase capacity and ease the load on nurses operating in the public healthcare system especially during these COVID-19 times. 

The Minister had said then (June 9):

"We are fairly close to having them on board. 

"We've identified a charter and everything, we're just waiting for some letters, offering letters from the Ministry of the Public Service. That is what the Ghanaians are waiting for and then they are ready to move."

And according to a release from the Government Information Service, the contingent of Ghanian nurses are set to arrive in Barbados today (July 28).

Word of this comes after the Minister shared that the Cuban medical practitioners have also been incorporated into the healthcare system to lend their skills and expertise during the year that they are here to help the country continue to contain and manage the spread of COVID-19.

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