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DR KENNEDY SLAM GOVERNMENT ON POOR CONDITIONS OF MEDICAL DOCTORS

A lecturer at the University Cape-Coast Medical School, Dr Arthur Kennedy has called on the government to take a look at the conditions of service of doctors in the country in order to motivate them to stay rather than travelling abroad for greener pastures.

He stated that about 1000 doctors alone in the US is as a results of the poor working conditions in the country.

Dr Arthur Kennedy made these comments in an interview with Adom news in reaction to the shortage of doctors at the Tema General Hospitals as some of the doctors travelled outside for greener pastures.


Dr Kennedy urge the medical council and the health service to create the right conditions for doctors so that those abroad will join their colleagues at home.

He explains that in Ghana it takes more than 2 years for a doctor to get his licenses whereas in the US is 2 days.

Therefore, Dr Kennedy appealed to the government to help resolve the situation of shortage of doctors in the country.

 

 

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September 26, 2011 - Posted by | SETTING THE NEWS AGENDA

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