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Health professionals in the country have been urged to take up postings to villages.

Chief Director of the Ministry of Health, Nana Kwabena Adjei-Mensah, who disclosed this, said failure by health professionals to take up postings to such communities will lead to non-payment of salaries.

“Everyone has a responsibility and the same responsibility goes to nurses in the country. If you are posted to deprived areas or even a different region, just go because if you refuse to go, your name will not appear on payroll after some days,” he told Accra based Neat FM, monitored by


According to Mr Adjei-Mensah, over 30, 000 nurses have been posted in 2019 and therefore it would be disastrous if these nurses refuse postings to deprived communities.

He said any health professional with posting challenges should rather channel their issues to their rightful authorities instead of solely taking decisions without informing their respective regional directors.


Ghana currently has a doctor-patient ration of one doctor to 8,000 patients.


Mr Adjei-Mensah believes more nurses are needed to bridge the gap.

He also charged health sector agencies to take stringent measures towards tackling the systemic causes of poor governance in the health sector.

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