The Director-General of the Ghana Health Service (GHS), Dr Anthony Nsiah-Asare, has maintained that the Government’s Policy on the wearing of the Hijab by Muslim Nurses has not been reviewed, hence they must be allowed to wear them.
The Director-General was speaking to the GNA on the recent issue regarding an online media report of the Ridge Regional Hospital, denying a Muslim student nurse an attachment offer on account of her veil.
He said the situation was unfortunate, if it really happened as was speculated.
However, the GHS has since sent letters to all Regional Health Directors, Medical Superintendents, Polyclinic In-Charges, Metro, Municipal and District Directors of Health Service in the region, prompting them of the fact that the move contravened government’s policy directive which gave approval to the wearing of the Hijab.
He urged the authorities to ensure the strict adherence to the directive by all staff and managers concerned.
Dr Nsiah-Asare said the GHS has also directed all public hospitals in the Greater Accra Region to allow Muslim nurses to wear their Hijab without any hindrances.