Julius K. Satsi, GNA
In an interview with the Ghana News Agency, Mr Felix Nyante, the Registrar and Chief Executive Officer of the Council said health was very critical to the survival of humanity hence the need for the exercise to clean gutters from the Madina Zongo Junction to the Social Welfare.
Mr Nyante said: “Because the works we do is related to health, we have decided to embark on this clean-up captioned ‘Operation 360?
Healthcare (Prevent and Cure)’ to help the traders and buyers as well passers-by to adopt the habit of preventing than curing.”
He said it was the aim of the Council to undertake the exercise twice annually throughout the country with the focus on Accra in the month of March and the attention turned to the others region in the rest of the months in the year.
Mr Nyante advised Ghanaians to prevent themselves from attracting diseases than curing them with expensive treatment cost at the hospitals.
According to him, the La-Nkwantanang Municipal Assembly supported the exercise by providing 50 wheelbarrows for the collection of rubbish, two tipper trucks to convey the wastes, 50 wellington boots and 50 rakes as well as pairs of gloves.
Other sponsors of the clean-up exercise were the Ghana Police Service’s Police protection, the Military’s ambulance for emergencies and UCS, a subsidiary of Zoomlion support with 50 pairs of boots and the Ghana National Fire Service’s tankers for water flushing.
Mr Nii Teiko Tagoe, the Accra West Regional said they desilted the gutters in order to do away with the numerous impurities that had been deposited by traders, buyers and passers-by.
Mr Tagoe said the traders in the Madina were cooperative because they excused them to perform the exercise whenever they asked to do so.
Participating schools were the Pantang Nurses and Midwifery College, Teshie School of Nursing, Western Hills School of Nursing, University of Ghana - School of Nursing, Korle-bu Nurses and Midwifery School of Nursing.
The clean-up exercise, which lasted for more than three hours, saw 450 participants made up largely of student nurses were present to participate.
The Nurses and Midwifery Council of Ghana is a statutory body whose mandate is derived from Part III of the Health Professions Regulatory Bodies Act, 2013 (Act 857). The objective of the Council is to secure in the public interest the highest standards of training and practice of nursing and midwifery.GNA