The Ghana Registered Nurses and Midwives Association (GRNMA) has called on its employers, the Ministry of Health (MOH) and its agencies to ensure the “security and safety of nurses and Midwives in all parts of the country especially hard to reach areas.”
This follows the killing of a Community Health Nurse, Ruth Ama Eshun by some unknown persons on Monday, 3 February 2020.
The deceased nurse who until her death was a Registered Community Health Nurse at the Sewua Health Centre in the Bosomtwe District of the Ashanti Region is alleged to have been gang raped and killed by unknown persons.
However, in a statement released and signed by its President, Perpetual Ofori-Ampofo and its General Secretary, David Tenkorang-Twum, on Friday,7 February 2020, the GRNMA condemned the killing of the Community Health Nurse and appealed to the Ghana Police Service “to investigate this matter with the urgency it deserves and bring the perpetrators to book.”
The GRNMA also commiserated with the “husband and children and the entire family” of the deceased Nurse and further urged all members of the GRNMA to “remain calm as we liaise with our Ashanti Regional Executives and the Security Agencies to bring justice to the family.”
It further called on the MOH and its agencies to “ensure the security and safety of Nurses and Midwives working in all parts of the country especially hard to reach areas.”