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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- We urge all nurses and midwives across the country to remain calm and to continue performing their duties diligently and professionally.
- We call on the general public to remain calm and to follow all the preventive measures outlined by the Ministry of Health.
- 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.