Northern Regional Health institutions admit 1,090 students

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Tamale, Nov. 29, GNA – Health institutions in the Northern Region have admitted a total of 1,090 students to pursue various programmes for the 2012/13 academic year.

      The students would undergo practical and theoretical training at the Midwifery Training Schools in Tamale, Gushegu and Kpembe.

      Others would also study at the Community Health Nurses Training Schools in Tamale, Bole and that of the School of Hygiene in Tamale, while some would attend the Health Assistants Training Schools (HATS) in Damongo, Yendi and Nalerigu.

      Madam Lukaya Alhassan, the representative of the principals of the health training institutions, announced this during the 4th Joint Matriculation Ceremony of the nine health training institutions in the Region.

      It was on the theme: “Developing Human Resource Base for Quality”.

      Madam Alhassan called on government to ensure the improvement of infrastructure at the various institutions to enhance academic work.

      She said the Region had few clinical sites, which often resulted in congestion during clinical practices.

      Dr Akwesi Twumasi, Northern Regional Director of Health Services, said there was the need for health training institutions to introduce quality assurance and customer care into the school curriculum so as to churn out graduates who would approach their job with enhanced professionalism and treat clients with respect.

      “Let your passion for the work attract people who hitherto were depending on other forms of medication to visit the health facilities for the right diagnoses and treatment”, he said.

     He urged the students to cultivate the habit of reading since science was dynamic.

     Mr Moses Bukari Mabengba, Northern Regional Minister, in a speech read on his behalf, encouraged the students to learn hard and remained disciplined for academic success.

     “Let the school pass through you and mould you well and ready to contribute your quota towards the development of the nation,” he said.

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