GHS to recruit doctors, nurses via quota system

| Updated Aug 21, 2017 at 4:00pm



The Director General of the Ghana Health Service, Dr. Anthony Nsiah Asare, says the decision to give quotas to the government hospitals to employ doctors is to bridge the huge gap between doctor- patient ratios in some of the hospitals in the country.

He said many of the doctors want to work either in Accra, Kumasi, Takoradi or Cape Coast with the other regions deprived.

He said the policy started in May with 122 doctors who have been employed.

Speaking to Radio Ghana, Dr Nsiah Asare said the same policy will be used to engage nurses.

Dr. Nsiah Asare warned doctors who have been engaged by the State to devote their full attention and not to combine private jobs with what the State has engaged them to do.

He however said he is not against doctors who own private hospitals but it should not be at the expense of the tax payer.