More than 50 per cent of newly trained doctors from the University for Development Studies (UDS), have expressed their readiness to serve in rural communities, especially in the north to improve healthcare delivery.
Dr Sam Bugre, Head of Community Health Department of the UDS Medical School, announced this last week when he received a 15-seater Toyota Hiace from the World Health Organisation (WHO) to help in the field work of the medical students.
He said, “More than 50 per cent of the second batch of doctors, who had full training in UDS here are very willing to accept postings to the rural areas to serve. And I think it is good news for our rural health facilities”.
Dr Bugre said the doctor/patient ratio in the Northern Region was nothing to write home about and expressed the hope that the UDS would continue to train doctors, who would accept postings to any community to contribute their quota towards improving the health of rural dwellers.
He said the UDS would not relent in its efforts to train quality doctors to come out and fill the yearning gap of doctor/patient ratio, especially in the Upper East, Upper West and the Northern regions.
He commended the WHO for the swift response to help the medical school with the bus, which he said would go a long way to improve supervision and field work.
Mr Edward Garbra, a representative of the World Health Organisation, who presented the keys and documents to the bus to authorities of UDS, expressed his outfit’s preparedness to partner and assist the school to carry out programmes and projects that would help improve healthcare delivery in the country.