Doctors, nurses from Upper West urged to return home
Dr. Alexis Nang-beifubah, the Upper West Regional Director of Health Services, has appealed to all doctors and nurses from the region to clear their conscience and come back home to help save the lives of their own people.
He said the Upper West Region was blessed with the human resource especially in the health sector yet it had been neglected by many including those from the region while their people died from preventable diseases due to lack of adequate and critical medical staff.
He said it was sad to note that only three general doctors out of the numerous doctors from the region were serving in the region.
Dr. Nang-beifubah made the appeal during an official send off party for Dr. Jacob Abebrese, the Medical Director at the Upper West Regional Hospital who is on transfer to the Brong-Ahafo Region.
He said if their own sons and daughters living outside the region would not come home to serve, they should desist from the practice of using the region as an experiment grounds where they could just walk in anytime with white doctors unannounced to carry out their experiments without passing through the right channels.
“We may be poor but we have self respect and dignity and we will not allow anybody to toy with it”, he said.
He commended Dr. Abebrese for his selfless dedication and commitment towards ensuring quality health delivery at the Regional Hospital during his tenure as the Medical Director.
He mentioned the tarring of roads within the premises of the hospital, the expansion of the casualty ward, renovation of old structures and improvement in the overall performance of other staff members of the hospital as some of the achievements of Dr Abebrese.
Mr. Mahmud Khalid, Upper West Regional Minister, commended the doctor for his hard work and commitment to duty that had helped to improve quality health delivery and urged others to emulate him.
Dr. Abebrese thanked the staff for cooperating with him and added that but for their cooperation he could not have made all those achievements.
He promised to make himself available to them whenever they were seriously in need of his services and urged them to continue to work hard to improve on health services in the Municipality and the region at large.
Some hard working including retirees were awarded for their outstanding contribution towards quality health delivery at the hospital.