The Methodist Church Ghana has
organised its 3rd annual Health Professionals Conference in Accra with a call on Christian Health Professionals to have senses on empathy and sympathy help to induce them to provide quality health care delivery to their patients at all times .
Corrupt health professionals
He said bad attitude and corruption which had become endemic in Ghana had also found itself in the health sector where many
Rev. Prof. Asamoah Gyadu made these observations when he delivered the
A total of 350 health professionals, including doctors, pharmacists, nurses and laboratory assistants across Ghana attended the conference which was designed to direct their focus to provide quality
“A Christian health professional is first and foremost a steward. What this means is that Christian stewardship affects public witness. We come to Christ as individuals, but then after
He charged them to lead lives that bore witnesses to who they were, explaining that “our actions are meant to serve the public good. This is important because oftentimes, we understand Christian witness only in terms of telling people about Christ and getting them to say the sinner’s prayer. Christian witness is more than that.
It includes living out the faith in a way that bears testimony to the fact that we are called of God.”
Corruption in Ghana
Expressing concern about corruption in Ghana, he said it had now reached epidemic proportions.
“In the health sector, for example, corruption ranges from the neglect of duty to the charging of unauthorized medical fees and the plain pilfering and stealing of medical supplies.
“The homes of certain health professionals, including pharmacists, nurses and doctors could easily pass for extensions of pharmacies because drugs and supplies meant to serve the public good easily find their way into homes for whatever selfish purposes they may serve,” he bemoaned
Prince Opoku Acheampong
Recalling the incident where a
A former Director- General of the Ghana Health Services,