- The Minority in Parliament wants the government to “quickly absorb” the over 200 doctors who have returned to Ghana after receiving years of training in Cuba
- The Minister of Foreign Affairs and Regional Integration, Shirley Ayorkor Botchway, disclosed that 220 trained medical doctors from Cuba are due in Ghana
- Meanwhile, the Minority in Parliament have congratulated the doctors and urged them to take up postings in every region they are sent to
More than 200 Ghanaian medical students have successfully graduated in Cuba as medical doctors.
Having completed a six-year programme in medicine, they are now due to return to Ghana to offer their services.
This was disclosed by the Minister of Foreign Affairs and Regional Integration, Shirley Ayorkor-Botchway, during the Ministry of Information’s Meet The Press series in Accra.
She explained that about 220 Ghanaian medical students have successfully graduated from Cuba as medical doctors.
According to her, the government is sponsoring an additional 200 medical students, including 170 undergraduates and 30 specialists to study in the Caribbean country.
“As you are well aware, since the mid-1980s, the Cuban government has trained 3,000 Ghanaians in various fields of study,” Mrs. Ayorkor-Botchway said.
This comes as a timely boost to Ghana’s health sector, which had lacked adequate qualified medical doctors in recent years.
The country's doctor to patient ratio currently stands at one doctor to a little over 7,000 patients.
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