National association of registered midwives urges members to disregard strike directives
The National Association of Registered Midwives, Ghana(NARM-Gh) has urged members across the Country to disregard a statement signed by the President of the National Registered Nurses and Midwives Association, Perpetual Ofori Ampofo directing registered midwives, physician assistants, and certified registered anaesthetics to withdraw their services beginning Monday, the 21st of September 2020.
The release signed by the National President of the National Association of Registered Midwives, Ghana and copied to various media houses and relevant stakeholder institutions emphasized the need for members to uphold a pledge made in 2007 not to resort to strike actions as a way of pressing home demands for improved conditions of services since the practice affects health care delivery and also endangers the lives of pregnant women and their unborn babies.
The release also described the action of the President of the National Registered Nurses and Midwives Association, Perpetual Ofori Ampofo as a surprise on an erroneous impression created by members of GRNMA that registered midwives Association was with them and part of the consultation.
The Association has therefore urged members to disregard the statement which was widely circulated by Perpetual Ofori Ampofo on various platforms, at a time when negotiations to address the concerns of the allied associations were at an advanced stage.
The statement ended by assuring midwives in Ghana to remain committed to discharging their duties professionally whilst the association works harmoniously with government to improve their conditions of service to enable them contribute positively to national development.
Meanwhile, our sources at the Ministry of Finance reveal that there are
ongoing negotiations, and the fact that from their meetings yesterday, government has already agreed to some of their demands.
See attached release: