Vice President Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia has challenged pharmacists and other health workers in Ghana to leverage technology and radically improve access to essential medical supplies.
He made the call on Tuesday, August 13, 2019, in Accra at a public lecture organized by the Pharmaceutical Society of Ghana (PSGH) as part of its 2019 Annual General Meeting (AGM).
He was impressed with the medical innovations being implemented by the young people in the healthcare delivery chain, especially with the use of ICT to deliver health care services.
The Vice President reiterated that the Government of President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo was committed to transforming Ghana through the use of technology.
He said the application of ICT in healthcare delivery was a key plank of this vision.
According to him, “given what I heard and saw this evening, I am confident that a year from now, the prescription and delivery of medicines and health care would be even more technologically-enabled, as Government works in partnership with the private sector to make health care delivery more accessible to the ordinary Ghanaian.”
BY Melvin Tarlue