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Federal government fulfills promise of funding postgraduate health care teaching

Govt, as a result of the Scholarship Secretariat, has released ¢6.85 million to pay the tuition service fees of 918 resident health professionals, dentists and other health care professionals undergoing education at the Ghana College or university of Doctors and Surgeons (GCPS).

The volume constituted extra than fifty percent of the ¢11 million necessary by the College toward funding its pursuits for the 2019/2020 Educational 12 months.

The funding is in line with the terms and situations of services settlement signed concerning governing administration and the Ghana Healthcare Affiliation (GMA) to the instruction of resident medical practitioners and other health-related specialists, starting from 2018/2019 educational 12 months.

At the launch of the Scholarships for Postgraduate Coaching for Inhabitants of the GCPS at the Jubilee Residence, in Accra, on Thursday, Vice President Mahamudu Bawumia said, governing administration is fully commited to offering funding for schooling of well being industry experts to ensure equitable distribution of health and fitness employees throughout the nation.

Dr Bawumia claimed the coaching of wellness pros is crucial if any health procedure would endure extra time and underlined the need to have for increased collaboration among instruction and health sectors to guarantee an suitable range of health workers.

The Vice President mentioned government’s funding for the postgraduate instruction is in success of a guarantee created by Nana Akufo-Addo in the run-up to the 2016 Elections.

He reaffirmed government’s resolve toward supplying health care infrastructure and human funds progress to close the gap in the country’s healthcare supply.

Govt would leverage on e-overall health as a great architecture for telemedicine to leapfrog advancement, Dr Bawumia said, adding that the country’s ratio of 1:8000 (a health care provider for every populace) was woefully below the Planet Wellness Organization’s ratio of 1:1,320.

Barring any unforseen instances, Dr Bawumia claimed, in the next two months, govt would begin construction get the job done on the 88 district hospitals, seven regional hospitals and a few Infectious Illness Centres in each and every of the 3 ecological zones.

This, he said, would make sure reasonably priced and obtainable healthcare expert services to all Ghanaians in accordance with the 2030 Sustainable Development Targets to ensure universal well being coverage.

Dr Bawumia stated the COVID-19 pandemic has uncovered the shortfalls of the country’s wellbeing system and the Akufo-Addo-led government is determined to right the wrongs by investing intensely in actual physical well being infrastructure and manpower progress to empower the nation manage potential professional medical catastrophes.

Mr Kwaku Agyeman-Manu, the Health and fitness Minister, reported the funding for postgraduate education would guarantee equitable distribution of wellness specialists.

He stated the nation needed about 4,000 extra medical practitioners to beef up the workforce of the overall health sector next government’s strategies to create 88 new district hospitals and seven regional hospitals, as well as a few infectious disease centres in every single of the ecological zones.

A minute silence was noticed to honour the memory of Professor Jacob Plange-Rhule, the speedy earlier Rector of the Ghana College or university of Medical professionals and Surgeons and other frontline wellbeing staff who succumbed to the novel coronavirus.

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