Physician assistants who graduated three years ago have picketed at the Ministry of Health demanding postings to various health institutions by the government.
The aggrieved assistants clad in red armbands and wielding placards complained that there have been delays in processes by the Ministry of Health to ensure that they are posted to health facilities.
The physician assistants picketed at the Ministry of Health premises on Tuesday, April 25, 2023, to demand jobs.
They are demanding immediate employment from authorities after staying home for several years of graduation.
PRO for the Health Ministry, Isaac Offei Baah, who received the health professionals, said the Ministry only recruits upon receiving financial clearance from the Ministry of Finance.
“The Ministry makes recruitment based on clearance that we receive from the Finance Ministry and so when we get the clearance, we will open the portal and then we will allow them to appeal.”
“We understand the frustration they [the physician assistants] are showing now and we pray that going forward, as we dialogue, we will be able to make things easier,” Mr. Offei Baah added.