Medical students asked to eschew medical negligence


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By
Sumaiya Salifu Saeed, GNA    

Sokode (VR), Sept. 12, GNA – Dr Timothy Letsa,
Volta Regional Director, Ghana Health Service, has called on medical students
of the University of Health and Allied Sciences (UHAS) to eschew all forms of
medical negligence and professional misconduct.

“In your practice you must aim at improving
health outcomes, minimizing complications a

By
Sumaiya Salifu Saeed, GNA
    

Sokode (VR), Sept. 12, GNA – Dr Timothy Letsa,
Volta Regional Director, Ghana Health Service, has called on medical students
of the University of Health and Allied Sciences (UHAS) to eschew all forms of
medical negligence and professional misconduct.

“In your practice you must aim at improving
health outcomes, minimizing complications and disabilities and above all
saving”, he advised.

Dr Letsa who was speaking at the second white
coat ceremony of UHAS following the successful transition of the students from
pre-clinical training to the clinical sciences, said the profession was guided
by a professional code of ethics and that students were expected to operate
within the regulatory and policy frameworks of the facilities.

He advised them to always listen to their
patients because quality of care was critical in service delivery and must be
held in high esteem.

Professor Henry Tagbor, Dean of School of
Medicine, UHAS, said the students were prepared to embark on their clinical
after a successful pre-clinical training, mainly done in lecture halls and
laboratories.

He advised the students to be academically and
psychologically prepared and apply the knowledge acquired when dealing with
patients.

Prof. Tagbor asked them to work diligently and
attend to patients irrespective of social standings.

Professor John Gyapong, Vice Chancellor, UHAS,
called on parents and guardians to continue supporting their wards because the
years ahead for their clinical training could be very challenging.

GNA


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