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Ghana’s nurses posted to Catholic institutions undergo Catholic orientation

An orientation programme for 937 Nurse Assistant Clinical (NAC) and Nurse Assistant Preventive (NAP) personnel posted by Ghana’s Ministry of Health to the National Catholic Health Service (NCHS) has recently been held at the Holy Spirit Cathedral, in Accra.

Gabriel Ankrah – Accra, Ghana

Importance of Catholic ethos in health institutions

The objective of the training was to enlighten the newly trained professionals on such issues as the Catholic Health network and its Identity and Ethos, Overview of the Christian Health Association of Ghana (CHAG). Other topics concerned expectations of a nurse, personnel and welfare matters.

Mr George A. Adjei, the Director of the Health Directorate of the National Catholic Health Service, urged the new officers to let Catholic identity and values inform their practice.

Enhance the image of the Church

Dr James Duah and Mr Samuel Nugblega, Deputy Executive Director and Technical Advisor of CHAG respectively, explained the operations of Christian Health Association of Ghana and responded to personnel and welfare issues raised by the posted staff.

Other subjects discussed included the Code of the Nursing Profession as well as disciplinary problems that could arise.

Mrs Margaret Louis-Tagbor, Human Resource Officer at the NCHS, admonished the young professionals to serve with dedication and desist from indulging in vices that could dent the image of the Church.

The new staff assumed duty in various Catholic institutions on 1 April 2019.

16 May 2019, 11:01