Nurses and midwives to take a day of prayer on October 1st

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Nurses and midwives to take a day of prayer on October 1st

The Trinidad and Tobago Registered Nurses Association (TTRNA) is calling on all nurses and midwifery personnel to take a day of prayer on October 1st, 2021.

President of the Registered Nurses Association (TTRNA) Idi Stuart, said: “The nursing and midwifery population have been doing yeoman service under the extreme circumstances. We have nurses working in the hot zones and long hours which have placed them in physical and mental distress.

Despite this, he said, “Government still does not see it fit to pay them the correct salaries, gratuities and give them proper terms of employment.”

Stuart said they intended to take action by calling on members to participate in a day of uninterrupted prayer and reflection and its execution was left to an individual’s discretion.

He said they also plan to execute further action for the rest of the year.

“The Government has been unwilling to rectify our problems so the association has, understandably, lost all hope of this being resolved amicably and have now resorted to other mechanisms. We would be in solidarity in whatever action they take.”

Stuart also maintained during an interview with the Newsday, that nurses are not in a position to handle any spikes of the Covid19 virus, despite the investments made in the infrastructure at various regional health authorities.

He stated that with a potential increase in Covid cases due to the Delta variant, government and the public should be concerned about an overwhelmed medical sector.

Stuart added: “Those things together would place the response of the regional health authorities and the Ministry of Health at an unnecessary disadvantage.”