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After Adom News exposure that the maternity block of the Tema General hospital has been closed down temporarily due to the absence of medical doctors to mane the department, a lecturer at the University Cape-Coast Medical School, Dr Arthur Kennedy has slammed government and the Ghana Health Service for undermining the return of Ghanaian doctors back home.

Dr. Kennedy says it’s disturbing that several Ghanaian doctors abroad are willing to return home to support the health delivery system; however the Health Service frustrates them with charging unexplained feed and long waiting periods before approval id given.

Citing his personal experience, Dr Arthur Kennedy disclosed that he had to wait for more than three years to get his licenses in Ghana whereas in the U.S it takes just is 2 days to do same.

He disclosed that about 1000 of his colleague doctors have been forced to remain in the US is as a results of the poor working conditions and the frustration in the Health Service.

He is therefore urging authorities to make licenses of doctors from the Diaspora easier to support their colleagues in the country

He also called on the government to take a look at the conditions of service of doctors in the country in order to motivate doctors to stay rather than travelling to other countries due the worsening conditions of service her.

Dr Arthur Kennedy was speaking to Adom news in reaction to the shortage of doctors at the Tema General Hospitals which has necessitated the temporary shutdown of the Maternity block.



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September 27, 2011 - Posted by | SETTING THE NEWS AGENDA

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