Lamentations Health training institutions cry over budgetary constraints

According to the conference, their institutions, for some time now, have not been allocated any “immediate needs” budget, and is putting a strain on their meagre resources.

  • Published:
24/7 Live - Subscribe to the Pulse Newsletter!

The Conference of Heads of Health Training Institutions (COHHETI) has appealed to the Government to relieve health training institutions (HTIs) of what it describes as “enormous budgetary constraints”.

According to the conference, their institutions, for some time now, have not been allocated any “immediate needs” budget, and is putting a strain on their meagre resources.

Mrs Sophia Agyei- Aye, President of COHHETI made the appeal when she addressed the official opening of the 10th Annual General Meeting of the conference on the theme: “Sanitation for all: the role of Health Training Institutions”,  in Cape Coast.

The five- day conference, would among others, create the platform for general discussions on matters affecting the administration  and organisation of HTIs, update members on new policies and information as well as bargain for appropriate conditions of service for members.

Mrs Agyei-Aye also the Principal of the Pantang Nursing and Midwifery Training School expressed worry over congestion at health facilities for clinical studies due to the influx of HTIs especially nursing and midwifery schools.

She said the congestion is overstretching the health facilities.

To solve this, she appealed to the Ministry of Health to sync the opening of new nursing and midwifery schools with the establishment of new clinics to promote effective teaching and learning since nursing and midwifery were hands- on professions.

Mrs.Agyei-Aye commended government for its commitment towards the provision of needed resources and support for the training of quality health profession but urged it to do more

The Central Regional Minister Mr Aquinas Tawiah Quansah spoke against the bad attitude of citizens towards waste disposal including open defecation into gutters and sea shores.

He said it is a major contributing factor to the country’s failure in achieving the Millennium Development Goals target on sanitation.

He said government could not continue to spend whooping sums on poor sanitation and its related diseases such as malaria and cholera at the expense of other pressing developmental issues and called for concerted efforts by  stakeholders to rid the country of filth.

Mr Quansah urged the Heads of Health Institutions to collaborate with the metropolitan, municipal and district assemblies and come out with strategies to deal with peculiar sanitation challenges in their areas.

Source: GNA

Do you ever witness news or have a story that should be featured on Pulse Ghana?
Submit your stories, pictures and videos to us now via WhatsApp: +233507713497, Social Media @pulseghana: #PulseEyewitness & DM or Email:

Recommended Articles

Recommended Videos

Top Articles

1 Billy Agbozo Ghanaian ‘drug dealer’ executed in Singaporebullet
2 Migration Stop coming to Europe to beg in supermarkets- EU to Ghanaian...bullet
3 Corruption Money laundering, fraud charged against Dr Stephen Opunibullet
4 Affordable Housing Why 1,500 Saglemi housing units have not been...bullet
5 Immigration 86 Ghanaians deported from USA arrive in Ghanabullet
6 Gays Grant us our rights - Homosexuals call on Parliamentbullet
7 Child Labour Police rescues 14 trafficked minors from Volta Lakebullet
8 Crime 5 fuel station armed robbers arrested at Asante Mampongbullet
9 Photo Petrol Station robbers JAILED 47 yearsbullet
10 Photos Freemasons attend K.B Asante's funeralbullet

Top Videos

1 Video I don't have time for sex - Obinimbullet
2 Ebony's Death Video of Ebony's soldier singing 'morale songs' goes viralbullet
3 Video Obinim dashes woman a child from his 'Children warehouse'bullet
4 Political Marriage Ras Mubarak Marries Muntaka's Daughter As...bullet
5 Preparing For Death Pastor makes his tomb in his housebullet
6 Video Sad tale of Ghanaian journalist who left BBC for...bullet
7 Accident Truck driver survives death in accident at Taifabullet
8 Local News Police arrest men with bombs at Odorkorbullet
9 Failed Promises Nurses threaten to vote against NPPbullet
10 Local News GCB closes down 31 branches of defunct UT,...bullet