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Gov’t’s neglect of jobless doctors, dentists worrying – GMA

The Ghana Medical Association (GMA) has expressed concerns over what they describe as government’s neglect of qualified doctors and dentists across the country. According to the Association, government’s refusal to post qualified doctors and dentists across the country is taking a toll on Ghana’s health care delivery system. Speaking at the 59th Annual General Conference of the (GMA) in Kumasi, ...

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Doctors to carry special stamps from 2018 to root out quacks

All medical practitioners will be mandated to carry a practitioner’s stamp bearing their name and number from January 2018, following a directive by the Medical and Dental Council. The Council had said back in May 2016 that, it would introduce practitioners’ stamps in July of that year, but more than a year following the announcement, the plans for the mandatory use of ...

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Jobless physician assistants to picket at Health Ministry

A group of jobless bonded physician assistants is demanding immediate employment from government. They have threatened to picket at the Ministry of Health to have their employment issues addressed. The group, who graduated from the Kintampo College of Health in the Brong Ahafo Region between 2013 and 2015, say the government is yet to recruit them after although they’ve completed ...

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

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’

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

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

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

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

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

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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