The Controller and Accountant General’s Department has released money for the payment of outstanding salary arrears for nurses in the 3 psychiatric hospitals in the country.
[contextly_sidebar id=”OQSydumB2gtYLLK9npMfOvxivuMvPfj8″]A statement by the Ministry of Health stated that the Controller and Accountant General has released an amount of GH₵756, 000 for the payment of the salaries.
This comes after psychiatric nurses laid down their tools after what they described as deceit on the part of the government for failing to pay them.
In the statement,the ministry said that the payment was made “to about 133 nurses who form part of some nurses to be paid outstanding arrears. Currently staffs of the Ministry of Health and Controller and Accountant General’s Department are keying in the inputs for payment of the rest of the salary arrears as the system has been opened for this purpose.”
It also stated government’s commitment to “ensuring that all outstanding arrears are worked on and paid in the shortest possible time.”
The Ministry of Health therefore called on all nurses who are on strike to go back to work as the necessary steps are being taken to pay all the money that is owed them.
By: Jeffrey Owuraku Sarpong/citifmonline.com/Ghana