The government has been asked to do more to ensure adequate medical supplies to health facilities in the rural areas.
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Mr. Anthony Amissah, the Ashanti Regional Chairman of the Ghana Physician Assistants Association (GPAA), said they should be provided with the needed equipment and consumables for their smooth and efficient operation.

Speaking at their quarterly meeting in Kumasi, he indicated that, this was the way forward to assure the rural population of quality healthcare.

He complained about the prevailing situation, where many of the rural facilities were without laboratory, transport, drugs and kits including gloves.

He said that was fueling the practice of referral of patients to hospitals in the cities for laboratory test and asked that every effort was made to make sure this was discontinued.

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Mr. Amissah pointed out that many of such patients often ended up not going for the test at all because of financial constraints.

He also renewed the call for prompt payment of national health insurance claims to aid the smooth running of the facilities.

He invited his colleague physician assistants to work with total commitment and to be professional in the performance of their duties of soothing the pain of the sick and saving lives.

Source: GNA

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