NMC Ghana Inducts 49,576 Nurses & Midwives as Professionals

The Nursing and Midwifery Council held a virtual induction ceremony yesterday, December 14, 2020 for 49,576 Nurse Assistants, Nurses and Midwives who passed the licensing examinations conducted by the Council in 2019 and 2020.

The Council conducted the induction ceremony online and it was streamed live via the Council’s YouTube Channel and it’s Facebook Account. This is the first time the Council took this initiative.

The Registrar of the Council, Mr. Felix Nyante encouraged the new practitioners to maintain strong professional values, selflessness, empathy, integrity and truth if they are going to be prosperous in their profession.

The Minister of Health, Mr. Kwaku Agyeman-Manu, implored the Nurses and Midwives to “always remember that under these beautiful uniforms they are wearing today, are the people who had helped them to get to here thus the need to develop the right attitude by providing competent, safe, prompt and efficient service for client delight.”

He said the health system in the country was critical for national development, thus, the government would ensure that the right to health for all Ghanaians was guaranteed through an established health sector with a sustainable ability to deliver affordable, equitable and easily accessible health care.
Mr Agyeman-Manu noted that the government, would for the next four years, focus attention on health promotion and prevention as part of primary health care through the National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS) to achieve Universal Health Coverage (UHC), adding, “Currently, te NHIS covers about 95% of our disease burden, including primary, secondary, and some tertiary care.”

On her part, Rev. Veronica Darko, Chairperson of the 14th Governing Board of the Eighteen awards were presented to deserving practitioners who excelled in the licensing examinations.

Council, advised the newly qualified practitioners to make hard work a fundamental pillar in their profession as they are entering one of the most difficult, diverse and demanding professions.

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