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Bear with us, you’ll be posted – Gov’t to unemployed doctors

The Health Ministry is pleading with the 0ver 200 unemployed doctors awaiting financial clearance for posting, to consider the country’s financial constraints and wait a little while longer.

The Ministry’s Public Relations Officer, Robert Cujdoe, explained on Eyewitness News that their delay in posting was because financial clearance had not yet been given for the doctors.

The commitment of the Health and Finance Ministries to absorbing these doctors was questioned by one Dr. John-Diego Kosoe, who wrote to Citi FM conveying the frustration of the jobless doctors who appear ready to serve the country.

The doctors, who have been unemployed for about six months, have said all efforts to secure financial clearance for their absorption have proved futile, whiles Ghana contends with a doctor deficit, which ultimately threatens healthcare in the country.

But Mr. Cudjoe said the Minister of Health had no control over the national purse.

“It is the Ministry of Finance. We only write to them requesting their financial clearance to engage these doctors. So until we receive the go ahead, there is nothing we can do.”

“As a developing country, our resources are limited… we are all fighting for the same cake which is not enough to serve all of us, and it is not like you should employ only Ministry of Health Staff,” he argued also.

Mr. Cudjoe however assured that, the Ministry is working to meet their needs, and that the doctors’ names have been submitted to them and have been sent to the Finance Ministry.

“They are working on it. We are waiting for the go-ahead to post them to their various stations to work. It’s not like we are just sitting down and we don’t know what we are about or what we are doing… We are are just pleading with our brothers and sisters….they will be posted to go and work.”

By: Delali Adogla-Bessa/citifmonline.com

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  1. Kuma King Kennedy Kwame

    A LETTER TO NANA ADDO DANQUAH AKUFFO-ADDO.

    Hi Mr. President!

    “We can, together build a new Ghanaian civilization, where there is fair opportunity for all.” President Akuffo-Addo.

    Mr. President, this is one of your thoughtful and wisdom-filled quotes, strengthening the sense of patriotism in your people.

    This is highly laudable and some of us are willing to sacrifice our last drop of blood to make Ghana great.

    But there is a very pathetic and disheartening situation at hand. And an immediate solution is urgently needed and any further delay may not be pleasant to me and probably the entire nation.

    You will sincerely agree with me that every profession is important but some of the professionals need sound mind to carry out their activities because with the slightest mistake, people may lose their lives.

    You may be wondering where I am heading to.

    Well, I am a Medical Doctor, practicing for more than one year now. Working assiduously on daily basis, sometimes more than 30hrs continuously without the blink of an eye. Exposing myself to all kinds of diseases you can imagine.

    And one would have imagined that such professionals should not be strangulated or suffocated for not even a second because of the nature of their work.

    But, that’s not the situation here. I, Dr. Kuma King Kennedy, have been subjected to such distressing and disheartening situation.

    I have been working for not some few months, but rather a whole year without even one penny. Ministry of Health, (MOH) has been abysmal and incompetent with respect to resolving this precarious issue.

    I decided not to make this issue known to the public initially, but I am growing tired and impatient every second that passes. MOH is not showing any signs of eagerness to get me paid.

    I pray to God everyday to grant me the firmness and patience to discharge my duty resoundingly. Because I am completely devastated, emotionally traumatized and psychologically imbalanced.

    Please, Mr. President, your immediate response is considerably needed. Let them pay my whole year salary as soon as possible for fairness seek.

    Thank you.

    Dr. Kuma King Kennedy.

    #nana #nanaaddo #nanaaddodanquahakuffoaddo #ghana #officeofthepresident #paymenow #npp

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