With recent developments concerning the confirmation of two (2) COVID-19 cases, Ghana Registered Nurses and Midwives Association (GRNMA) has released a press statement. The press statement emphasizes the need for nurses and midwives to be provided with the needed logistics and Personal Protective Equipment (PPE).
The press release states:
- 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) are available for use by all nurses and midwives working in Isolation Units in the four designated treatment centers.
- In the event of 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 national coordinated efforts to identify, manage, contain and prevent the spread of the virus.