The Ministry of Health (MoH) in collaboration with Nursing nad Midwifery Council organised the 3rd Annual National Nursing & Midwifery Leaders and Managers Conference in kumasi on the theme “Ensuring the Resilience of the Health System Beyond COVID-19 pandemic, the Role of Nurses and Midwives”.
Addressing participant, The Deputy Minister for Health, Hon. Tina Gifty Naa Ayeley Mensah said hat nurses and midwives should be empowered to play a more direct role in health interventions at the individual and community level linking through the daily use of smart technologies in patient care.
She added that the health sector must be positioned to continue to advocate for the implementation of One Health Policy and Health-In-All Policies (HIAP) to prevent and manage future pandemics.
Hon. Tina Mensah urged nurses, midwives and health practitioners to improve client and customer care practices. She stated that MoH has had several medico-legal issues from some health facilities due to in actions and actions of some staff.
Without a deliberate strategy to prevent or manage future incidents, our gains in the health system and UHC will come to nothing and that will certainly be a wasteful investment. We will need all nurses and midwives on board,” She added.
She expressed her gratitude to all heroic Nurses and Midwives, for risking their lives as frontline health care workers in the fight against the deadly novel Covid-19 virus.
The conference brought together all nursing and midwifery leaders and managers across the country to network, learn new things, reassess the services and find a way to propose policy interventions that will inure to the benefit of the people.