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GHS Council urges health workers not to give up

Health Council

Board members of the Ghana Health Service (GHS) have encouraged health workers not to give up despite the difficult conditions in which they work.

“Continue to give the best of themselves to ensure quality health care for the population.”

GHS Board Member Mr William Frimpong-Bonsu urged health workers to let their uniforms and code of ethics inspire them to keep doing their best to save humanity.

The council’s encouragement followed a two-day visit to the Northern Region, during which Mr. Frimpong-Bonsu and some council members visited and met with workers at the Nyankpala health center in Tolon district, to learn more about the center’s operations and challenges.

Council members took office in September 2021 and were central to learning about issues affecting healthcare delivery in the region to guide them in making effective decisions to address them.

Board members were informed by officials of the Regional Health Department of the health situation in the region; after which they visited some health facilities including the regional medical store to learn more about their operations and challenges.

They then held discussions with the Regional Minister, the Paramount Chief of Tolon, and addressed separate durbars from the management and staff of Tamale Central Hospital, Tolon District Hospital, Central of Nyankpala and the CHPS of Tuunayili.

Issues raised by health sector workers included lack of housing, inequities in staff distribution, promotion, indebtedness of the national health insurance scheme to facilities, low doctor-patient ratio, non-regularization of casual staff, among others.

Mr. Frimpong-Bonsu advised health workers to keep abreast of new developments in the health sector to ensure they are not left behind while improving service delivery.

He advised them to report problems they were facing in their workplace to their superiors in time to ensure that prompt corrective action was taken to resolve them.

GHS Board Member Mr Isaac Kwesi Hammond commended the health workers in the region for their dedication and enthusiasm for work.

He assured them that efforts were being made to meet their challenges.

Northern Regional Health Director Dr John Bertson Eleeza reiterated that health workers, who have been approved for study leave, will be promoted upon completion of their studies, while those continuing to Other studies without approval would not be considered for promotion based on their new certificates.

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