The General-Secretary of the Ghana Registered Nurses and Midwives Association has said its members are not ready to die in the line of duty hence must be given PPEs as part of their work as Covid-19 frontline workers.
Members of the Ghana Registered Nurses and Midwives’ Association have therefore been warned not to go close to patients infected with the deadly coronavirus if they do not have the appropriate protective gear.
“We are not soldiers who take an oath to die for Ghana. We nurses do not swear to die for Ghana. We must therefore be given PPEs to protect ourselves as we work to save lives, and not die in the process!” the General Secretary reportedly said.
In an earlier statement sighted by MyNewsGh.com, the Association said its members account for the largest frontline health care providers and reiterated the need for the Health Ministry to provide the necessary logistics required to prevent the spread of the virus at designated COVID-19 treatment centres.
“Nursing and Midwifery managers must ensure that Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) are available for use by all nurses and midwives working in isolation units in the four designated treatment centres.
“In the event of the unavailability of these logistics at the isolation centres, we strongly advise our nurses and midwives to protect their lives by removing themselves from that environment,” the statement added.