By: Jerry Akornor/www.africanakua.com, Ghana
President of the Ghana Association of Medical Laboratory Scientists, Dr. Ignatius N. A. Awinibuno, has urged government to fast track processes of clearance for the newly inducted 2020 Allied health professionals to pave way for their housemanship and practical attachment.
57 Doctors of Optometry and Doctors of Medical Laboratory Science were inducted by Allied Health Professional Council in Accra.
The rest to be inducted before this week ends include the 2020 graduands in the following programmes:
.BSc Medical Laboratory Science
.MSc Medical Physics
.BSc Health Information
.BSc Occupation Therapy
.BSc Community Mental Health
.BSc Disease Control
.BSc Environmental Health
.BSc Health Promotion
.BSc Speech and Language Therapy
Others to be inducted into the Allied Health Professions Council on Friday, October 2, 2020 at Kumasi KNUST Great Hall are holders of:
.Diploma Dental Surgery
.Diploma Disease Control
.Diploma Dispensing Optics
.Diploma Health Information
.Diploma Health Promotion
.Diploma Prosthetics and Orthotics
.Diploma Community Mental Health
.Diploma Environmental Health
.Diploma Medical laboratory Science
.Diploma Occupational Therapy
According to Dr. Awunibuno, the only way society can benefit from their skills and knowledge they have acquired is for the relevant ministries to quickly facilitate their housemanship process to enable them to discharge duties within the health sector.
He told Africa Nakua‘s Jerry Akornor that “I would like to send congratulatory messages to our younger colleagues who have just been inducted into Allied Health Professions Council; we call on government to fast track their clearance to undertake very fruitful housemanship and internship so that Ghanaians can benefit from the knowledge they’ve acquired”.
In attendance at the induction include the Deputy Minister of Health Dr. Bernard Oko Boye, the Board Chairman of Allied health Professions Council, Prof. Augustine W. K. Kyere and the Registrar Dr. Samuel Yaw Opoku.
The rests were Board Members including Dr. Samuel Kyei, Mr. Richard Asamoah-Mensah, Dr. Ernest Asiedu, Madam Justina Owusu-Banahene, Mr. Justice Ofori-Asamoah, Dr. Matilda Asante, Mr. Gaetan Charles Adangabey, Mrs. Anna Pearl Akiwumi Siriboe and Hon. Dr. Prince Sodoke Amuzu.