The Ghana Association of Medical Laboratory Scientists (GAMLS) is courting support for the Free Primary Health Care Plan as promised by the Flagbearer of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), John Mahama.
The former President, at the outdooring ceremony of his running mate, Professor Naana Jane Opoku Agyemang, on July 28, 2020, announced that he will introduce a Free Primary Health Care Plan that will make the provision of primary health free to all Ghanaians if given the nod to serve as President.
In an exclusive interview with Univers News, President of GAMLS, Dr. Ignatius Awinibuno, said all health policies that seek to make investments in the health sector and will inure to the benefit of all Ghanaians must be supported.
He explained that if the country “needs to succeed then we must begin to invest more into healthcare delivery.”
According to Dr. Ignatius Awinibuno, less than 5% of the country’s budget is invested in healthcare, a situation he says is a cause of concern.
He stressed that “any government or party that is ready to support such a vision or investment into the health sector in terms of human resource training for this public health agenda, in terms of equipment for this public health agenda, in terms of expertise with this public health agenda and I think if he [John Mahama] is coming out with that vision then it should be supported.”
Story by: Daniel Sackitey│universnewsroom.com