Dr. Omane Boamah's letter attracts another response
8/17/2012 6:30:14 PM -
Dear Dr. Gyanteh,
I would not want to bore readers so I will go straight to the point.
First of all, yes Dr. Omane Boamah has not changed his behaviour especially towards his fellow medical colleagues.
In fact he has used his position as Deputy Minister to help the Ghana Medical Association, GMA, in a lot of ways.
For instance, he greatly influenced the implementation of the Single Spine Pay Policy for not only doctors but also health workers.
Irrespective of your political colour, he has not failed to assist his colleagues who have had to fall on him for postgraduate medical training assistance.
Instead of encouraging our colleagues who find themselves in positions of influence to also serve our needs just as they serve the wider Ghanaian populace, you are unknowingly antagonizing him for nothing.
Dr. Omane Boamah does not need cheap publicity stunts to secure anybody's attention. Please find out from Dr. Opoku Adusei how the GMA executives managed to pay a courtesy call on President Mahama; the very day President Atta Mills was laid in state at the state banquet hall and you will realize Dr. Omane Boamah has never abandoned his colleagues.
The GMA president thinks it is good to know the sequence of events that led to President Atta Mills' death. This is what Dr. Opoku Adusei is pursuing at all cost. Wow!
I wish to ask few questions:
Does the GMA have any policy for its members so far as our health is concern? (I hear the Ghana Bar Association has a programme that allows its members to go for medical examination every year). Can we learn from the non-medics?
So my brother, you realize there is a lot to be done and we do not have the time to meddle in pedestrian politics to lower the pedigree of the GMA to the low level that we have been this week.
Doctor, can you furnish us with who authorized our honorable president to make such a request? No organelle of the GMA did; let alone an organ.
I think Omane Boamah knows that being in government is not an 'all die be die' affair. He will definitely come out when the time comes (he will not commit suicide).
So my young brother in the fraternity please be well informed before you go writing about issues and people you know little about.
DR NANA OWSU-ENSAW