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The Northern Region has been saddled with a lot of challenges in terms of the ratio of health personnel especially medical Doctors.
This situation has rendered ineffective five ultra modern polyclinics comprising that of Janga in the West Mamprusi district, Karaga, Kpandai, Tatale and Chereponi.
Dr. Akwesi Twumasi, Northern Regional Director of the Ghana Health Service disclosed this at a get-together organized in honor of 25 fresh medical Doctors who have accepted posting to the region to do their housemanship.
He cited the so-much talked about in-secured nature of the entire northern region as one of the major factors which has giving medical Doctors and other paramedical health personnel the license to refuse postings to the north.
Dr. Twumasi however said the region was endowed with opportunities and advised the new Doctors to stay and work in the region after their two years housemanship.
For his part, the Northern Regional Minister, Mr. Moses Bukari Mabengba commended the fresh Doctors for ignoring all reports about the north as being volatile, and accepted postings to the area.
He assured them of the Northern Regional Coordinating Council’s commitment to provide them decent accommodation at the Russian Bungalows.
Alhaji A.B Yakubu, Northern Regional Health Promoter partly blamed the media for portraying the region as volatile thus scaring away potential investors and health personnel.
He therefore appealed to the media to highlight the positive development that is springing up in the region to make people around the globe believe that the northern region is the fastest developing area in West-Africa.
Several dignitaries including the Registrar of the Medical and Dental Council of Ghana the Chief Director in charge of Personnel, Dr. Atipoe and Heads of various departments in the health sector graced the occasion.