Over 1,000 doctors without jobs? This is insane? – IEA’s Kwakye
The Director of Research at the Institute of Economic Affairs (IEA) Dr John Kwakye has described a revelation that 1,000 newly-qualified doctors are without jobs as insane.
“This is insane? I hear newly-qualified teachers also have to pay bribes of up to GHc7,000 to be recruited. What country is this? Wherein lie our priorities?” He tweeted.
Over 1,000 newly-qualified doctors without jobs? This is insane? I hear newly-qualified teachers also have to pay bribes of up to GHc7,000 to be recruited. What country is this? Wherein lie our priorities?
— J. K. Kwakye (@JohnKwabenaKwa1) September 3, 2022
His comments come after Member of Parliament for Dafiama/Bussie/Issa, Dr. Sandaare Sebastian expressed worry over the government’s inability to employ over 1,000 new doctors who finished their housemanship almost a year ago but have since remained home.
Dr Sandaare said the doctors may be forced to leave the shores of Ghana in search of greener pastures if no action is taken by the Government of Ghana to employ them.
He stated that this situation is unacceptable.
“They finish school and they are in the houses, So it is just to draw attention to government that it is not acceptable that as a country, we say that we cannot employ our doctors that have come out of training,” the member of the Health Committee of Parliament told journalists in Accra on Thursday, September 1.
He added “Just yesterday, the Medical and Dental Council finished their three-day programme of looking at 50 years of medical training in this county.
“After 50 years of Medical and Dental Council’s existence, we are still having doctors that are not employed.”