Eighteen speciality nurses from Ghana are set to arrive in The Bahamas by the end of October to help relieve a shortage in that country.
There has been longstanding shortages of nurses in the country, with many frontline workers continuously complaining of exhaustion – both physically and mentally.
Health & Wellness Minister Dr Michael Darville said the Ghanaian nurses will help in the fight to provide quality service to the Bahamian people.
Last month, Aubynette Rolle, Managing Director of the Public Hospital Authority, said Bahamian health officials were making various attempts to address the problem.
She noted that, in addition to Ghana, the government is expecting nurses from the Philippines, and possibly India.