The Ghanaian nurses are here. The contingent of 49 female and 46 male nurses was warmly greeted by a delegation of health and tourism officials shortly after arrival at Grantley Adams International Airport yesterday evening aboard a chartered Azores Airlines flight.
The ecstatic group of Ghananians waved national flags and repeatedly chanted “Ghana” as they alighted the three buses transporting them from the aircraft to the terminal building, while the welcoming sounds of steel pan music filled the air.
Minister of Health Jeffrey Bostic described their arrival as “a momentous occasion”, pointing out it was a continuation of an initiative started by Prime Minister Mia Amor Mottley for Barbadians to reconnect with their brothers and sisters in Africa and with Ghana – the ancestral home.
The nurses will be quarantined for 14 days at three St Lawrence Gap hotels before being deployed between the Queen Elizabeth Hospital, the geriatric hospitals and the polyclinics.