Fresh doctors encouraged to accept postings outside urban areas
By Inusa Musah
Maurice Ampaw, a legal practitioner, has encouraged fresh doctors to welcome postings to the hinterlands to build their capacity and confidence.
He said stiff competitions, in addition to congestion in the urban centers, would always put such young dutiful graduate doctors in the unemployment brackets.
“When you graduate, therefore, I would urge you to accept postings to the rural communities where your hard work and commitment would brand you to, eventually, make you the best the country would never want to lose,” Maurice Ampaw told 42 matriculants of the Nyarkotey Collegeof Holistic Medicine for the 2019/2020 Academic Year, in Tema.
The first matriculation was on the theme: ‘Harnessing Integrative Medical Education for Economic Growth,’ and Mr Ampaw explained that the government needs to prioritise the use of holistic medicine to boost the country’s economy.
China and India, he said, have integrated natural medicines into their healthcare, “and they are making billions of dollars from them.
“Natural medicines have no adverse effects, because they have been proven to be so. I, therefore, urge the government to consider this and integrate them in our medical centers.”
Maurice Ampaw, who was the Special Guest of Honour, went on to laud Professor Nyarkotey Obu, Founder and President of the Nyarkotey College of Holistic Medicine, for his continuous in-depth research work on the efficacy of holistic medicine, and, subsequently, establishing a school to train practitioners, whose practice would change the habit of most Ghanaians who, hitherto, were oblivious of the potency in natural medicines.
The students would be trained to graduate as Naturopathic doctors, and the school would offer them a comprehensive classical curriculum in traditional naturopathic medicine, while preparing the student to become a first contact primary care physician.
The students would go through various academic programmes for fou