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NPP to ensure nationwide access to quality healthcare

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NPP to ensure nationwide access to quality healthcare

19 October 2012

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The former Chief Executive Officer of the Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital (KATH), Dr. Anthony Nsiah Asare has called on Ghanaians to rally behind the New Patriotic Party's presidential candidate come December 7 polls to wrestle power from the ruling NDC to enjoy affordable quality health care.

According to him, the current state of accessing heatlh care in the country is too poor and expensive.

Speaking at a public forum organized by the Tertiary Education Students' Confederation of the New Patriotic Party NPP, University of Education Winneba (Kumasi-Campus), the former Chief Executive Officer expressed dissatisfaction with the NDC government's management of the country's healthcare, adding that the NPP, when voted into power, would ensure nationwide access to quality health delivery.

He noted that, the NPP will implementation of free maternal healthcare and free healthcare for less than 18 years old under the National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS) if the party is voted into power in the December elections.

Dr. Nsiah Asare also touched on the need to solve the inadequacy of first class facilities and health personnel to tackle the current disease burden and problems of public health and sanitation.

According to him, the NPP administration will improve mental healthcare with collaboration between government and the private sector to ensure quality of services.

On food and nutrition, he said, an NPP government, when voted into power, will provide meals, two times a day for pupils from Kindergarten to Junior High School. He also touched on other planned programs for the the aged and explained how his party will transform the National Ambulance service into an Emergency services.

CEO of Korle-bu Teaching Hospital, Professor Kwabena Frimpong Boateng accused the NDC of corruption and called on Ghanaians to vote for the NPP to implement the free purposeful education and skill training. He added that, incubator companies will be formed in universities for practical training under a Nana Akuffo Addo administration.

Meanwhile, spokesperson for Senior Doctors at the Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital, Dr. Frank Ankobeah appealed to the leadership of the NPP to make family planning one of its policy priorities.

From:Mahmud Mohammed-Nurudeen/Joy News Television



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