Ninety-5 Ghanaian nurses have arrived in Barbados on an original two-12 months deal.
The entourage of 49 women of all ages and 46 gentlemen signed on to aid with health care local in the Caribbean place.
The Ghanaian nurses arrived on Thursday by means of a chartered flight, Azores Airlines despite the fact that it was at first communicated that they would arrive previously this 7 days.
They were being achieved by the Minister of Wellbeing and Wellness Lieutenant Colonel Jeffrey Bostic, newly-put in Minister of Tourism and Intercontinental Transportation Senator Lisa Cummins and Executive Chairman of the Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Juliette Bynoe-Sutherland, with salutes and elbow bumps.
The Well being Minister reported though their arrival was a prolonged time in coming, he was glad they had last but not least landed.
“These nurses will be doing work at the Queen Elizabeth Healthcare facility as nicely as the key healthcare sector, that is the Geriatric Hospitals and polyclinics,” he mentioned.
He stated that the Ghanaian nurses have arrived at a incredibly opportune time with the world-wide COVID-19 pandemic unfolding.
“But that is not the only thing that we have to deal with as a Ministry of Health, we have the remainder of the healthcare sector to choose care of even even though we are battling this battle and your presence in this article today and definitely when you start out to do the job in a couple of weeks time would enrich our potential to deliver the good quality of health care services that we have been performing for a long time, and that we will carry on to do, and even while we have to divert some of our efforts to combating COVID, we are now in a better place to offer with the remainder of the health care technique in Barbados.
A single of the nursing officers Lorraine Atopley talking on behalf of the contingent said, “Thank you very a great deal for welcoming us and greetings from her President Nana Akufo-Addo and all the human methods staff from the Ministry of Wellbeing (in Ghana), greetings from them.”
She mentioned that the crew of nurses hopes to have “good interactions” with the patients “for the future two or much more years.” When she included: “or more,” there was laughter and cheers from her colleagues and Barbados’ Minister of Well being Lt Col Jeffrey Bostic, Minister of Tourism Senator Lisa Cummins along with other officers from both of those their ministries.
Ms Atopley included: “We assure to do the job hard to provide fantastic company to every person and be at peace with every person.”