Nurses and Midwives Union Demands Immediate Suspension of N&MC Verification Levy

The Union of Professional Nurses and Midwives, Ghana (UPNMG) has raised concern over the recent substantial hike in fees imposed by the Nursing and Midwifery Council of Ghana (N&MC), on the cost of foreign verification which has skyrocketed from GHS 550.00 to GHS 3,000.00.

In a statement released by the UPNMG, the leadership expressed deep concern, labelling the move by the N&MC as a deliberate attempt to burden already financially strained Nurses and Midwives, especially those seeking opportunities abroad.

“Nurses and Midwives question how such exorbitant fees were approved without consideration for the dire conditions faced by healthcare professionals in the country.”

Highlighting migration as a civil right, the UPNMG emphasized the importance of not impeding the aspirations of Nurses and Midwives to seek better prospects elsewhere. They called for urgent action from the Parliament of Ghana to review the situation, fearing potential adverse effects on healthcare delivery if left unaddressed.

Additionally, the UPNMG demanded the immediate suspension of the new levy by the N&MC and urged for constructive engagement between the regulator and relevant unions to find a mutually agreeable solution.

Amidst escalating tensions, Nurses and Midwives are urged to remain composed as leadership continues discussions with stakeholders to resolve the contentious issue.

Below is the full statement 


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