- The Member of Parliament for Daffiama-Bussie-Issa, Dr Sebastian Sandaare, has revealed that over 1,000 Ghanaian doctors whose services are urgently needed in the consulting rooms are idling at home
- According to him, the doctors who finished their housemanship a year ago will be forced to leave the shores of the country
- The MP says it is unacceptable for the government to say the doctors who just finished their training can‘t be employed
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The Minority in Parliament has raised red flags over the status of 1,000 Ghanaian doctors who finished their housemanship a year ago.
According to the Member of Parliament for Daffiama-Bussie-Issa, Dr Sebastian Sandaare, the doctors are idling at home due to the government's inability to employ them.
Expressing worry at the development, he said the new doctors who finished their housemanship almost a year ago are still at home.
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He adds that they may be forced to leave the country's shores in search of greener pastures if the Akufo-Addo-led government does nothing urgent.
"They finish school and they are in the houses, So it is just to draw attention to government that it is not acceptable that as a country, we say that we cannot employ our doctors that have come out of training," he said.
Ghana's doctor-to-patient ratio population currently stands at 1:6,355. This falls short of the World Health Organisation's acceptable standards of 1:1000.
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In an earlier publication, YEN.com.gh reported that doctors in the country have joined the fray on the labour front about the Cost of Living Allowance (COLA), which public workers are important to cushion them from economic hardship.
The Ghana Medical Association (GMA) says its members share the same sentiments expressed by teacher unions and the Trades Union Congress about the COLA.
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Aside from congratulating her two sons, the proud mother also shared how they have had challenges with different social media platforms and identification systems because of the stark resemblance.
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