A total of 3,688 health personnel have left the country to seek greener pastures within the last three years, the Ghana Health Service has disclosed.
According to the GHS, the figure comprises professional and critical caregivers.
To help address the issue, Ghana Health Service, has revised and doubled study leave for unprofessional nurses as far back as 2021.
It is expected that these unprofessional nurses who took advantage would have qualified to fill the gap created.
Speaking on the matter, Majority Leader in Parliament, Osei Kyei-Mensah-Bonsu, suggested an increment in remuneration to deal with the trend.
“Mr. Speaker, I think that we should look at the remuneration [of nurses]. If we look at the compensation, it was over and above what was allocated and if people have left, the compensation should then climb up. We should do a proper audit of the nurses who have left to know the deficit and should be able to employ to replace those who have exited.”