The Minister of Health, Kwaku Agyeman-Manu, has inaugurated a 10-member governing board of the Medical and Dental Council (MDC) to oversee effective regulation of the medical profession in the country.
The board is chaired by Prof. Paul Kwame Nyame with Dr Divine Ndonbi Banyubala, Dr Constance Addo-Yobo, and Prof. Margaret Yaa Lartey as members.
Other members of the board are Ms Rebecca Dede Bantey, Mrs Stella Otema Badu, Mr Mahama Asei Seini, and Mr Samuel Adjapong.
Mr Agyeman-Manu in his remarks noted that the COVID-19 situation had delayed the reconstitution of the board which was to be done last year.
“The pandemic has affected the normal way things were done in the past because ideally after every four years, the board has to be inaugurated,” he stated.
The Minister said the MDC board was the second to be inaugurated in the health sector so far.
” I have submitted documentation for 19 more boards to be formed. It is left with five more documentation to be submitted for approval,” he said.
Mr Agyeman-Manu charged the board members to continue the good works of their predecessors to build an enviable medical practice.
Board chair, Professor Nyame on behalf of the board expressed his gratitude to the President for reposing confidence in members of the board.
He described the new membership of the Council as youthful and pledged to be innovative in bringing about transformation.
Prof. Nyame assured that members would give of their best to support the running of the council.
“The measures already taken, reforms initiated and the determination on the part of the board to be proactive should give us the assurance that the profession will be appropriately guided and the public adequately protected,” he said.
BY ABIGAIL ANNOH