The Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Legon Medical Centre, Dr. Darius Kofi Osei has hammered home the need for quality of healthcare across board.
He made the call at African Health CEOs and Practitioners Confidence organized by Health CEOs and Scientists Network in Accra.
Addressing participants at the conference, the medical administrator who is known for his good standing in the industry made known, saying, quality health products and services must start from the personnel found in the various units of healthcare delivery.
According to him, healthcare must be accessible and appropriate and equitably done always.
The need to ensure a preferred standard in every stage within the delivery chain so at each level a well-informed activity would be transferred to the other until the preferred result is reached.
As the main speaker, Dr. Kofi Osei asked participants to look out for technical competence to ascertain one’s competence to administrator a particular service.
The safety of clients (patients) eventually took the centre stage of his presentation as he demand every caregiver to consider such paramount to be sure of efficiency and efficacy. It is mandatory for health regulators to protect the interest of all people health-wise including persons found in inter-community migration.
The renowned medical doctor was not happy with the difficulties that health providers go through in the process of registration with the regulatory bodies.
He shows concern over some private health insurance providers who suffer society a couple of harm but blames this on weak regulatory bodies/personnel.
Chief Executive Officer for Health CEOs and Scientists Network, Kwame Dzikunu Mensah who has over the years championed the course for a common regulatory body to enable health givers some level of soundness in accessing documentation urged practitioners to keep pressing home the common agenda for flexible system.
Mr. Dzikunu Mensah shares, most practitioners are scared out of the industry following the level of complexity in going through the process of registration because of scattered regulatory units.
Chairman of the 8th edition of the forum, Lawyer Kwasi Nkansah (chairman of National Association of Retired Police Officers-NARPO) noted, most of the regulatory bodies in the health industry need to come clear on what the industry demand of practitioners to be accredited at stage of their practice.
He also asked them to outline their specific task such that practitioners in the various sectors would know which outfit to call on at a given point in time.
The retired police commissioner and CEO of Mother Love Hospital equally ordered healthcare providers to do what is expected of them to remain in the industry with good records.
By: Daniel Asuku