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CPP Promises Free Post-Grad edu. For Docs

A Convention People’s Party (CPP) government will ensure that the cost of specialist courses pursued by medical doctors abroad will be borne by the state, the party’s flagbearer Ivor Kobina Greenstreet has said.

He said other republics, which took doctors seriously, made such provision for them in their bid to have them return to serve the country.

Speaking at the Institute of Economic Affairs’ (IEA) Evening Encounters with flagbearers at the Alisa Hotel on Tuesday June 28, 2016, where he unveiled his party’s ambitions for the country, Mr Greenstreet said: “The CPP will make such post-graduate education for doctors free as is the case in many countries abroad that are serious about retaining their health professionals.”

He added that the Nkrumahist party, in the event of victory at the polls, will continue to support and enhance the National Health and Insurance Scheme (NHIS) and consider innovative ways to increase funds available to the scheme, further promising: “We shall ensure that politicians aren’t able to meddle in the affairs of [the] NHIS and that health professionals run the scheme and professional managers of money run the fund.”

Mr Greenstreet said his administration will improve emergency services as there is a “clear lack of proper trauma care facilities” to take care of accident victims.

“In maternal health, we will try and improve access to healthcare…because although there is antenatal care, many pregnant women are not receiving treatment when they are in labour. This is causing needless deaths; especially in the case of physically-challenged women, we will also try and make sure they have that proper access,” said Mr Greenstreet.

“It is also important that we make sure we do it to strengthen our public health interventions.”

Source: radioxyzonline.com

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