Health Ministry Denies Fake Recruitment Notice

…Dashes Hopes Of Unemployed Nurses

The Ministry of Health, has advised the public against falling victim to claims that it is recruiting general nurses.

According to the Ministry, no such exercise is underway, rubbishing a recent statement making the rounds that the Ministry is embarking on recruitment.

A statement from the Public Relations Unit of MoH dated Monday, March 11, 2024,stated that it has no hand in the said public announcement, entreating the public to ignore the viral notice dated March 10, 2024.

The Ministry said, “It has come to the notice of the Ministry of Health (MoH) that there is a public announcement dated 10th March, 2024 in the mass media (print, electronic and new) about recruitment of general nurses by the Ministry.

“We wish to state categorically that the Ministry did not make the public announcement in reference and should, therefore, be ignored”.

It noted that, “The general public is entreated to take note that the Ministry does not charge any fees for the recruitment and posting of health workers”.

The Ministry’s statement advised prospective applicants to desist from making any payments to individuals or groups for such nonexistent exercise.

“By this press release, we wish to inform the general public that the Ministry has made significant progress in the process of recruiting more general nurses and other health workers into the health sector”.

Failed promise

Meanwhile, the Ministry was silent on its promise to meet with the Ministry of Finance (MoF) on Monday, March 11, to expedite the clearance and recruitment process for unemployed nurses.

The Ministry days ago gave the assurance in response to the dissatisfaction expressed by the Coalition of Nurses and Midwives in the Northern Region, particularly directed at the government, MoH, and MoF.

The Coalition had registered their disaffection over delay by the ministries to grant financial clearance and secure permanent employment for over 75,000 graduate nurses and midwives trained at various accredited public universities and training colleges.


Isaac Baah Ofei, the Public Relations Officer of the Health Ministry, urged the group to remain patient as they work through these issues in an interview with Citi News.

“The Ministry has recruited a lot of nurses and has created a lot of backlogs. There have been several recruitments that the ministry has done. We need clearance from medical doctors, and dentists who have completed so we have been working to clear them.

“So, we ask that they exercise patience with the ministry so that when we get the clearance form from the Ministry of Finance, we will be able to do the recruitment as well.”

” Chief Director, Alhaji Hafiz has requested for an urgent meeting between the Ministry and the Ministry of Finance to look at the possible means to expedite this meeting. The meeting is supposed to be this week, but we are hoping that early Monday we should be able to meet to look at the way forward,” he added.


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