Has the Ghana Wellness Company (GHS) asked by themselves the quantity of respiratory therapists (RT) we have in the state?
Now, they are ONLY 9, and even these 9 RTs are now performing their Nationwide Company. This is the time for GHS to wake up and discover these people.
The Bachelor’s degree in Respiratory Therapy began 6 many years ago at the University of Ghana, College of Biomedical and Allied Overall health Sciences with the aid of Drs. Lisa and Karen of the Kansas College Health care Centre.
Just about every year, pupils enrolled in this method in the College of Ghana are despatched to the United states of america for a scientific trade application at this wellbeing facility when they get to their ultimate 12 months.
They obtain teaching on how to thoroughly handle individuals utilizing the ventilators and other daily life assist devices.
It’s incredibly unhappy that this application has been relegated to the track record in Ghana.
Ghana is the only state in Africa jogging this 4 calendar year software to practice students with the required abilities to take care of these ventilators in our numerous intensive treatment models, ambulances among other areas exactly where lifetime guidance is needed.
This is a application which is highly acknowledged in the United States of America and other European international locations.
Now there are about 155,000 Respiratory therapists in The united states and even with this number they are even now battling to regulate their Covid-19 pandemic.
I want to emphasize that respiratory therapists are the most important wellbeing industry experts who regulate the mechanical ventilators not anesthesiologists or health-related physicians or nurses. RESPIRATORY THERAPISTS!
Currently Ghana is the only country at the moment education respiratory therapists in the Africa, and the West African sub location. Although there are Respiratory therapists in Egypt, the application is at the diploma stage.
It’s very surprising that due to the fact the get started of the system, the software has not been accredited by the National Accreditation Board neither are they on the GHS payroll still.
I will urge the Ministry of Well being and Ghana Well being services to wake up and revamp this Respiratory Therapy software at UG to aid provide the country now and in the many years to appear.