A move has been made to ban the use of mobile phones among health workers on duty across the country.
The move according to the Ghana Health Service, will commence this year, after a number of complaints from relatives of patients were reported.
This will help improve the efficiency of health service workers.
Director General Of the Ghana Health Service, Dr. Anthony Nsiah Asare, who spoke in an interview on Accra based Starr Fm, noted that the service received numerous complaints on how health care professionals were always busy on their phone while attending to patients.
He explained that the motive for instituting the ban was because of the need for better service.
“Some patients and their families complain bitterly about how some health professionals use their phones when they visit the hospitals and it is not a good sign”, he stressed.
Dr. Nsiah Asare mentioned that a new interim plan was put in place to ensure the sanity of the health service.
He added that the system would also enhance effective communication and check irregularities in the health service.
He added that a statement will be issued soon and assured that most of the health institutions will have the intercom system working.
He noted that most hospitals in the western world do not have networks to check some of the irregularities.
“We are considering scrambling the network system in the hospitals so health officials cannot use them while at the post”, Dr. Asare noted.
By Agnes Melissa Yovo | Talksafrica.com