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15.01.2005 Health

Health workers assured of rectification of ADHA anomaly

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Akim Oda, Jan. 15, GNA - Health workers in the country had been assured that the Ministry of Health had put up a team charged with rectifying any anomalies in the disbursement of the Additional Duty Hour Allowance (ADHA).

The assurance was given by the National President of the Association of Health Service Administrators, Ghana (AHSAG), Mr Kwasi Addai-Donkoh, at an end-of-year get-to-gather of the Eastern regional chapter of the association at Akim Oda on Friday.

He noted with concern that, the inability of health authorities in the country to appreciate the fact that health service delivery was a team-work in which everybody involved in the team was important, had led to chaos and avoidable industrial strikes in the country.

Mr Addai-Donkoh called on health workers to come together to fight for better conditions of service for all categories of workers in the system.

He told the health administrators that it was until they were able to convince the larger public that they were above corruption and act in a transparent manner that their concerns would receive the attention that they deserve.

Rev. Richard Yeboah of the Eastern Regional Health Administration who represented the Regional Director of Health Services, called on Health Service Administrators and Health Directors to see how best they could effectively manage ADHA sent to their facilities to help reduce the threatening industrial actions in the regions.

He called on the administrators to strengthen systems in the region, which were results-oriented.

Rev. Yeboah warned that the Eastern Regional Directorate of Health Service would not shield anybody found to have engaged in any financial malfeasance.

The chairman of the Eastern Regional Chapter of the ANSAG, Ms Evelyn Asiedu-Ofei, urged health administrators to ensure effective implementation of all the new financial regulations that had been introduced in the country at their health facilities.

She urged them to keep good records on members of health insurance schemes who would come to their facilities and advised them to organize frequent meetings with the scheme managers to settle all differences that could arise in the implementation of the schemes.

The chairman of the function, Rev. Kweku Kwateng, called on health administrators to champion the National Health Insurance Scheme for effective implementation.

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