The Ghana National Service Scheme (GNSS) has successfully deployed a total of one thousand eight hundred and seventy three (1, 873) qualified Nurses and Midwives to undertake their national service for the 2012-2013 service year in one hundred and sixty five (165) health facilities across the country.
The deployment, which is helping augment greatly the availability of health personnel in rural communities, is the result of a memorandum of understanding signed between the GNSS, the Ministry of Health and Health Regulatory Bodies on May 09, 2011.
The Nurses and Midwives will commence their service on 1st January 2013, following the successful completion of their professional examination.
A statement signed by the Executive Director of the GNSS, Vincent Senam Kuagbenu, asked all Nurses and Midwives to visit the GNSS website, www.nssghana.org, to access their posting letters.
“They will then proceed to the Regional Offices of the Scheme to complete their registration and go to their various places of posting”, the statement added.
Mr. Kuagbenu thanked the Ministry of Health, the Nurses and Midwives Council and the Nurses Training Colleges for the smooth implementation of the MoU, noting that the deployment is in line with Section 3 (1)(d) of the GNSS Act, Act 426.
The Scheme will also like to announce to past service personnel that it has released National Service Certificate for personnel who did their service in the 2011/2012 Service Year. They can visit the regional offices of where they did their National Service to collect their Certificates.