The Ghana Health Service has said that it will adopt a quota system in employing medical doctors and dentists in the country.
This is to help check the situation where young doctors reject postings to rural areas.
The Director-General of the Service, Dr Anthony Nsiah Asare disclosed this at a graduation ceremony at the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST).
According to him, doctors would now have to apply to their respective regions before they can be employed.
“Our rural and deprived communities remains one of the priorities of this country. This explains why efforts are being made to ensure that each district should have a functional hospital that befits its status,” he said.
“Unfortunately, it has been observed that most young medical officers and dentists are reluctant to accept postings to work in such needy areas after their housemanship,” Dr. Asare added.
He continued: “this year, we have started interviewing doctors, we are not posting them anymore. We will not sit in Accra again and post any doctor.”