GOVERNMENT has been urged to give special incentive packages to medical doctors that are posted to the rural areas to motivate them to happily move to the deprived communities to do their work.
The President of the Ghana Medical Association (GMA), Dr. Frank Ankobea, made the crucial call during a radio discussion in Kumasi, after his attention was drawn to reports that some doctors had refused postings to the Central region.
He said some of the communities are deprived and so it makes it difficult for doctors to move there and work, and thus stressed on the need for government to motivate doctors that work in such areas.
“Government should give incentives to doctors that are posted to the deprived communities to motivate them”, he said, adding that the GMA would also investigate the case and come out with their next line of action soon.
“It is only a rumour for now so we shall investigate it and come out with our verdict”, Dr. Ankobea said on radio.
He, however, admitted that, by their oath, medical doctors are obliged to work at any place that they are posted to in the country.
FROM Marian Winful Fouillard, Kumasi