GRNMA With The Largest Number Of Front Line Health Care Providers

The Ghana Registered Nurses and Midwives Association (GRNMA) with the largest number of frontline health care providers has noted with concern the announcement of two (2) confirmed cases of COVID – 19 in Ghana.

In view of this the leadership of the GRNMA wishes to state as follows:

1. All nurses and midwives in Ghana must remain alert in the conduct of their daily routine in all clinical settings especially the Out-patient departments and Emergency units to identify suspected cases and to strictly adhere to the Universal precautions on infection prevention.

  1. We reiterate the need for the Ministry of health to provide the necessary logistics required to prevent the spread of the virus at the designated Covid-19 Treatment Centers.
  2. Nursing and Midwifery managers must ensure that Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) is available for use by all nurses and midwives working in Isolation Units in the four designated treatment centers.
  3. In the event of the unavailability of these logistics at the isolation centers, we strongly advise our nurses and midwives to protect their lives by removing themselves from that environment.
  4. We urge all nurses and midwives across the country to remain calm and to continue performing their duties diligently and professionally.
  5. We call on the general public to remain calm and to follow all the preventive measures outlined by the Ministry of Health.
  6. We assure our stakeholders that the GRNMA is committed to supporting the nationally coordinated efforts to identify, manage, contain, and prevent the spread of the virus.