Increase 📈 medical 🏥 schools’ intake 👍🏻 to address doctor deficit – Prof. Akosa

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Professor Agyemang Badu Akosa has bemoaned the Health Ministry's lack of involvement and failure of successive governments in the training of doctors and other health professionals.

"There should be a dialogue between the Ministry of Health, Ministry of Education, Chief Director, Director General and the Deans of Medical Schools and together we should set standards because if as a lower middle-income country we are supposed to have a doctor to 5000 patients, how do we achieve that in the shortest possible time and for me that is the crux of the matter."

Professor Agyeman Badu Akosa expressed worry about how successive governments have failed in dealing with lapses in the health delivery systems, noting that, "there is no place you can expect a doctor to attend to 200 patients one morning and expect him to do a good job."

"One of the tragedies of our health care delivery system is that, as a country, we have not been bold enough to look at our population and the number of various health care categories we need, there is no doubt that our health facilities and delivery systems are woefully inadequate," he added.

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