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Drone deal to proceed despite calls for suspension: Dep. Info Minister

By Mutala Yakubu
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Drone deal to proceed despite calls for suspension: Dep. Info Minister

Deputy Minister of Information Pius Enam Hadzide has given an indication that government will not suspend the Medical drone deal despite calls from the Ghana Medical Association.


This comes on the back of the Ghana Medical Association asking the government to suspend the deal to allow further consultation and engagement.

The Ghana Medical Association believes that there should be further engagement and consultation with stakeholders in the implementation of the project.

The government today December 12, 2018, said it was shocked at the posture of the Ghana Medical Association (GMA) towards the implementation of the Drone Delivery Service in the country.

According to the Deputy Minister of Information, Pius Enam Hadzide, the Association’s General Secretary, Dr Justice Yankson, welcomed the plan to adopt a Drone Health Delivery Service.


Deputy Minister of Information, Pius Enam Hadzide

Pius when when asked on Joy Newsfile whether the government will heed to calls from the Ghana Medical Association to suspend the deal respond: " No, we won't suspend the deal, like it has been put out, we will continue to meet even within the implementation of the deal as it has been passed by parliament,".

Mr Hadzide said government’s doors are opened for further engagements and consultations on this project which is to benefit citizens as the Akufo-Addo administration continues to improve the health care system and services for the wellbeing of Ghanaians.

The Medical drones service has generated a lot of controversies with some of the view that, there are better ways of improving our medical sector than this initiative.

Read also: Drones are not the solution to our problems - Ghana Medical Association

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