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Health News Fri, 12 Sep 2008

Ministry to employ 5,400 health graduates next year

Koforidua, Sept. 12, GNA - The Ministry of Health is to employ 5,400 health workers this year, despite the constraints facing the Ministry.

This was disclosed by the Director of Human Resource of the Ministry, Dr Ebenezer Appiah-Denkyirah, at a send-off party organized for him and four other staff, who were retiring from the Ministry by the Eastern Regional Secretariat of the Ghana Health Service in Koforidua on Thursday.

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Dr Appiah-Denkyirah, who was the immediate past Eastern Regional Director of Health Service, was transferred to the region in 2002 from the Ashanti Region, until his new appointment this year. He advised Regional and District Directors of Health Services to work hard to meet the Millennium Challenge Goals of the country to enable the government to support them. The Eastern Regional Minister, Mr Kwadwo Afram- Asiedu, congratulated Dr Appiah-Denkyirah on his new appointment and expressed the hope that with his rich experience he would excel in his new position.

Dr Obeng Apori, Medical Director of the Koforidua Regional Hospital, who chaired the function called on leaders "to see problems that confront them as opportunities and find solutions to them". 12 Sept 08

Source: GNA