The Health Sector Needs No DronesPosted on: June 20, 2018, by : mawuli
THE AFRICAN CENTRE FOR HEALTH POLICY RESEARCH AND ANALYSIS (ACH-PRA)
was very much elated to hear Ghana’s Vice President, Dr. Mahamud Bawumia promised to introduce the use of trending technology (drones) in the delivery of health service in remote areas of Ghana. This is a clear indication that the Vice President (VP) and for that matter the government of Ghana understands the challenges of the health sector as faced by both health care givers and patients alike, especially in our remote communities. It thus reveals government’s acknowledgement of the low-quality of care being delivered to patients in these parts of the country. ACH-PRA therefore lauds government’s intention to help improve health care even in the remote areas of Ghana. However, the chosen mode of intervention (introduction of drones to improve upon the availability of blood and emergency drugs at remote health facilities) is not only unrealistic but also untenable as a remedy to the problem identified. This article therefore demonstrates this opinion.
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