A delegation from the Medical Excellence Awards has paid a courtesy call on the Accra Metropolitan Chief Executive, Mr. Alfred Okoe Vanderpuije, in his office in Accra.
According to Dr. Dauda Titus Amidu, the Chief Executive, the visit was to introduce the second edition of the Medical Excellence Awards to the mayor and solicit his support.
He said the award was initiated to boost the confidence and moral of workers in the health sector.
Dr. Amidu stressed the need to appreciate the role played by health workers in protecting lives in the society.
He expressed regret that the importance of health sector workers was only appreciated when they went on strike.
Dr. Amidu said the decision to honour deserving health workers would bring some changes in the working conditions of health workers.
Mr. Vanderpuije, on his part, assured the organisers of the assembly’s support, saying the awards was necessary in motivating workers in the health sector.
He said his outfit would come out with a sponsorship package to support the event.
In all, 24 health sector personnel would be awarded in eight categories nationwide during the awards night slated for November 19, at the Banquet Hall of the State House, Accra.
By Ebo Gorman