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65 jobless veterinary doctors give gov’t 1-month ultimatum

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Some trained veterinary doctors in the country are demanding immediate employment from the government after several months of being jobless. The doctors have also issued a month’s ultimatum to the government, threatening that they may take legal action if the government fails to meet their demand. Speaking to Citi News, one of the affected doctors, Dr. Emmanuel Kodua, said all ...

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245 jobless doctors get financial clearance after Citi FM’s ‘intervention’

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The Ministry of Finance has finally cleared some 245 doctors after six months of being unemployed. Earlier this week, the commitment of the government to absorbing these doctors, and healthcare in general, was questioned when one of the doctors wrote to Citi FM conveying the frustration of the jobless doctors who appear ready to serve the country. The concerns of the medical doctors ...

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

Kwaku Agyemang-Manu, Minister of Health

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 ...

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New association for doctors GADOR, advocates quality healthcare

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Elected members of newly formed Ghana Association of Doctors in Residency (GADOR), have pledged to collaborate with government to ensure it achieves its dream of making Ghana a medical tourism hub in West Africa. According to them, government must strengthen the residency training system, empower specialists and give them the needed support to be at par with the world in ...

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Don’t frustrate doctors with new quota system – GMA warns

Kwaku Agyemang-Manu, Minister of Health

The Ghana Medical Association (GMA) has charged the Ministry of Health to be transparent in the application of the new quota system for employing medical professionals. Under that system, doctors will be posted to government health centers based on the number of vacancies available in specific regions. The Director-General of the Ghana Health Service, Dr Anthony Nsiah-Asare who announced the ...

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GHS to recruit doctors, dentists via quota system

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The Ghana Health Service has announced that it will adopt a quota system in employing medical doctors and dentists in the country. According to the Director General of the Service, Dr Anthony Nsiah Asare, the quota system will help check the practice where young doctors posted to rural areas reject such appointments. Ghana’s doctor to patient ratio currently stands at ...

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Health Service warns doctors against referrals to private practice

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The Ghana Health Service (GHS) has said it would not countenance any action or practices by medical doctors likely to impact negatively on quality healthcare delivery in the country. Dr Anthony Nsiah-Asare, the Director-General, said that it was quite worrying that some public sector doctors and dentists, who are on full time appointment by the government, have in recent times ...

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Don’t see rural postings as punishment – Nana Addo to doctors

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President Nana Akufo-Addo has admonished young doctors to accept postings in rural communities in the country. He said they shouldn’t see that as a punishment but a way of contributing their quota to the development of Ghana. Ghana’s doctor to patient ratio currently stands at one doctor to 8,000 patients a situation the president described as “woefully inadequate.” The President ...

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Ghanaian woman in South Africa marches for refugee rights

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A Ghanaian refugee in South Africa marched in a group with other refugees to the office of the UN High Commissioner (UNHCR) of Refugees to demand better treatment of the country’s women refugees. The women protesters carried children on their backs while singing songs of their struggle, according to a publication from Cape Town, South Africa. In their hands they ...

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Medical students to be trained in communication

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Dr Ebenezer Badoe, a Neuro Paediatrician at the Korle Bu Teaching Hospital, says medical students will have communication training as part of their curriculum. “Those already in practice will also be required to attend periodic seminars on communication to enhance their communication skills,” he said. Dr Badoe said this in an interview on the sidelines of a forum to disseminate ...

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