Government says it is shocked at the posture of the Ghana Medical Association (GMA) towards the implementation of the drone delivery health system.
According to the Deputy Minister of Information, Pius Enam Hadzide, the Association’s General Secretary, Dr Justice Yankson, was consulted during the early stages of discussions for the implementation of Drone Health Delivery Service.
Addressing journalists at a bi-weekly meeting with the press in Accra Wednesday, he said Dr Yankson gave government and the Ghana Health Service the GMA’s blessings for the rollout of the drone system.
“‘Well, for us as an Association, on countless occasions, we have bemoaned the state of emergency medical service in the country, so if efforts are being made by the government to ensure we strengthen that aspect of our healthcare delivery, then we say kudos,”’ he quoted the GMA General Secretary.
According to him, “Government is, therefore, taken aback at the current position of the GMA when it says…’ proposed services to be provided by the drones do not conform to the primary healthcare policy in Ghana.”
Mr Hadzide said government is aware of the various feedbacks that have greeted the introduction of the technology project including that from the one from the Ghana Medical Association.