About ninety percent of Ghanaian medical doctors have considered leaving for abroad to seek for greener pastures according to a survey by the Ghana Medical Association (GMA).
Per the report, the survey was conducted among 360 medical doctors of which about ninety percent of them made their intentions of wanting to leave Ghana for abroad very loud and clear.
Reason for their decision is because of poor working conditions.
“Immigration of medical doctors from Ghana is an age-old problem that continues to deplete the country of much needed human resources”, the President of Ghana Medical Association, Dr Frank Serebour reiterated at the association’s just ended 64th annual general conference in Bolgatanga.
He indicated that in recent times there have been a surge in the number of health workers including medical doctors leaving the country.
“The reasons for immigration of doctors seem to vary with time. A recent survey of 360 doctors currently practicing in Ghana showed that about 90 per cent have ever considered leaving the country to move to more developed countries” he said.
“The reason for which doctors leave Ghana include the search for better income, improved working living conditions, better life and schools for their children and opportunities for further education.”
“We call on authorities to ensure that the rate of immigration of medical doctors and other health workers is controlled.”