The Ghana Association of Medical Laboratory Scientists has advised students in the field to uphold moral and ethical values as they transition into the world of work to ensure improved health care delivery.
Mr Patrick Nsobila Asebgu, Northern Regional Chairman of Ghana Association of Medical Laboratory Scientists, who gave the advice, said health professionals must uphold the principal motivation of being a humanitarian, who helped people at their most vulnerable point.
Mr Asebgu said “If your motivation for venturing into health care is for financial gains, you have missed the discipline.”
He said this during the graduation of student of Advanced Global College in Tamale at the weekend, where a total of 93 students graduated with certificates in the fields of medical laboratory technology and pharmacy technicians.
Mr Asebgu urged professionals in the health sector to adhere to the code of ethics, as well as be innovative at improving services for the benefit of all.
He emphasized that health care delivery was based on team work and the main focus was what was best for the client adding, “Medical laboratory professionals are the detectives within the health care delivery that supports diagnoses and treatment of patients”.
Alhaji Ahmed Zaruk Nuhu, Principal of Advance Global College, advised graduands to persevere to achieve success, saying “This is to say that change is earned, you need to remain resolute to obtain a change. Change is not for free, to change your life for good, you need to let certain things go whiles you bring new values on board.”