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Health News of Thursday, 22 August 2019

Source: Allied Health Professions Council

Health Minister commissions new AHPC office building

The Minister of Health, Hon. Kwaku Agyeman Manu, on Tuesday, 20th August, commissioned the new office building of the Allied Health Professions Council (AHPC) at the Korle Bu Teaching Hospital in Accra.

The building, which houses fifty-five Staff Members and Management, was renovated earlier in the year, as part of the Council’s strategies to expand its force to attend to the thousands of professionals under its wings.

In his address, the Health Minister, Hon. Kwaku Agyemang Manu, charged the Council to be vigilant to check the numerous laboratories springing up in recent times. His major concern was the credibility and genuineness of these labs and how their existence would affect unsuspecting clients.

The Minister, who is also the Member of Parliament for Dormaa Central, said that “the renovation of the office building clearly demonstrates the Ministry’s commitment to strengthening the allied health professions in the country.”

He entreated the Council to quicken its steps in weeding out quacks out of the system.

Registrar of the Council, Dr.Samuel Yaw Opoku, expressing his satisfaction over the project, recounted the accommodation challenges that the Council had to face since its establishment in 2011.

Dr. Opoku expressed immense gratitude to the Ministry for their support in acquiring this building that he said would help to satisfy the mandate of the Council. “The completion of the office building will to a large extent, resolve acute accommodation problem that the Council has faced,” he added.

On his part, the Board Chairman of AHPC, Professor Augustine Kwame Kyere, thanked the Ministry for fuelling the project with the needed resources to ensure its completion on time. He assured the Minister that the building would be put to good use for the benefit of Ghanaians.

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