By Michael Kofi Kenetey and Godfred Anku
The President and Founder of All Nations University, Koforidua (ANU), Professor Samuel Donkor, has emphasised the importance of a well-trained emergency workforce in healthcare delivery to help streamline the healthcare delivery system in the country.
Speaking during the 30th Graduation Ceremony of the University in Koforidua, the Eastern Regional Capital, Professor Donkor noted that training the emergency medicine workforce in the country will help reduce overcrowding in emergency departments in health facilities and also promote smooth transition of casualties from emergency scenes to hospital emergency departments to save lives.
As a result, he mentioned that the university has commenced the training of healthcare professionals to equip them with skills to provide immediate and appropriate emergency healthcare.
The Executive Chairman of JL Properties, Dr. James Condua Orleans-Lindsay, speaking on the theme “The Impact of Emergency Services on Ghana’s Healthcare Delivery”, underscored the lack of policy attention by successive governments when it comes to emergency healthcare.
The Eastern Regional Minister, Seth Kwame Acheampong, urged the graduands to make use of the values garnered in the course of their stay at the university in their professional journeys. Mr. Acheampong commended the University for its mission of providing holistic education to students and the role it played in shaping the professional and academic dreams of students.
The graduating class consisted of the first batch of 57 graduands from the School of Graduate Studies, 258 from the School of Undergraduate Studies, and 8 graduands also receiving diploma certificates in various fields such as Biomedical Engineering, General Nursing, Accounting, Banking and Finance, Human Resource Management, Marketing, Computer Engineering, among others.