An orientation programme for the 937 Nurse Assistant Clinical (NAC) and Nurse Assistant Preventive (NAP) posted by the Ministry of Health to the National Catholic Health Service (NCHS) has been held at the Holy Spirit Cathedral, in Accra.
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), Expectations of a Nurse, Personnel and Welfare.
Mr. George A. Adjei, Director, Health, of the National Catholic Health Service, expatiated on the need for the professionals to understand and appreciate the Catholic identity and values to inform their practice.
Dr. James Duah and Mr. Samuel Nugblega, Deputy Executive Director and Technical Advisor of CHAG respectively, explained the operations of CHAG and responded to personnel and welfare issues raised by the posted staff.
The Staff were led to revise the Code of the Nursing Profession by Ms. Roberta Asiedu, Deputy Director of Nursing Services (DDNS) and Deputy Coordinator on Community and Institutional Care at the NCHS.
Mr. Lawrence Ofosu Adjare, Senior Coordinator at the NCHS and Mr. Donatus Adaletey, Executive Secretary of the Accra Archdiocesan Health Service, touched on disciplinary and welfare issues and how the newly posted staff should comport themselves at their new stations
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 will dent the image of the Church.
The staff are expected to assume duty by 1st April 2019.