Nursing and Midwifery Council suspends Verification Fee

The Nursing and Midwifery Council (N&MC) of Ghana says it has suspended the charging of Verification Fee for nurses and midwives who apply to practice abroad.

At its meeting held on March 26, 2024, “the 15th Governing Board of the Nursing and Midwifery Council took a decision to halt the implementation of the newly approved fees and charges pending review.”

According to a statement issued in Accra and copied the Ghanaian Times on last Thursday, it said the fees included foreign verification which increased from GH¢550 to GH¢3,000.

“This decision follows discussions with relevant stakeholders, regarding their concerns. In the meantime, the Council will revert to the previous fee structure,” the Governing Board said in a statement shortly after the meeting.

The council said it remained dedicated to upholding the highest standards of training and practice of Nursing and Midwifery for the benefit of the public.

The council, it said had to suspend the new charges because of backlash from some members who expressed concern about the sudden astronomical increase.

As a result of the suspension, members of the GRNMA) who had earlier announced a series of intended actions in protest over the increment of the nursing verification fee from GH¢550 to GH¢3,000 had to call off the intended actions.

Meanwhile, the President of the GRNMA, Perpetual Ofori Ampofo at a news conference in Accra Friday said after a successful discussion with the Ministry of Health and the Governing Board of the Nursing and Midwifery Council, there was the need to address the issue for the benefit of all parties.

Ms Ampofo assured members of the GRNMA leadership’s commitment to engage with the relevant parties to ensure that any new verification was fair and acceptable to all.

It is recalled that the leadership of the GRNMA had outlined a series of protests to voice their objection to the new fees after Parliament announced a significant increase in the cost of foreign verification from GH¢550 to GH¢3,000, representing a 445.45 percent rise.


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