COVID-19: GMA pays Akufo-Addo a visit; laud his pragmatic decisions

COVID-19: GMA pays Akufo-Addo a visit; laud his pragmatic decisions

The President of the Ghana Medical Association, Dr. Frank Ankobea, has lauded President Nana Akufo-Addo, for the bold decisions to mitigate the fast-spreading COVID-19 in Ghana.

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According to them, the lockdown, closure of our borders and some other things, particularly the incentive package that has given to health workers, is well appreciated.

He made this known, when they paid a visit to the president at the presidency today, April 7, 2020 on the occasion of World Health Day.

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"When you are working and the President of the nation recognizes the work that you are doing, it is very, very encouraging, and I must tell you we have resolved that we’ll carry on this fight no matter what it takes,” he said.

Dr Ankobea however, appealed to President Akufo-Addo to direct the Ghana Health Service to help ensure the distribution of PPE's to every part of the country.

He also appealed on behalf of the GMA, for the construction of more intensive care units across the country, as well as resourcing some laboratories so that they could come on to the test results.

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In other news, the Ministry of Health has revealed that it would soon start the recruitment process of nurses and midwives who graduated in 2017.

In a tweet sighted by, the ministry was calling on all trained diploma and degree nurses and midwives from accredited public and private health training institutions to apply for posting.

According to the release, recruitment will start on Tuesday, April 10, 2020, at 10am.

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