The Nursing and Midwifery Council has received six Nissan Navarra pick-up vehicles from the sector Ministry to boost its monitoring activities and enhance service delivery.

Four more vehicles would be made available by the close of the year to enable each region to have a mode of transportation for the supervisory role and strengthen the work in the regional offices.

Health Minister Sherry Ayittey, who handed over the vehicles, urged the public to report cases of malfeasance to the Council for the necessary action instead of going to the media.

This has become necessary in the wake of the controversy surrounding the Suwaiba Abdul Mumin?s missing baby at the Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital and the need to put in measures to stem the tide.

The Minister said lack of identification mechanisms of still-born babies at the facility made it difficult for those babies to be taken through certification processes as required under the rules of the hospital.

For this reason, the Council had been strengthened to play its roles effectively to ensure that such mishaps and bad procedures were eliminated.

Mr Eric Mensah Ayittey, Public Relations Officer of the Council, said the vehicles would enhance its work, especially having access to hard-to-reach areas, and improve standards of practice. GNA

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