The Ghanaian government on Wednesday defended its decision to introduce the use of drones technology for medical delivery despite calls for its suspension by the Ghana Medical Association (GMA).
Pius Enam Hadzide, deputy minister of Information, told the press in Accra that the government was committed to ensuring effective healthcare delivery especially in rural areas.
According to him, the government believes the drone health delivery system will largely make an impact aside other measures to improve the health sector.
The assurance comes after the GMA called for the immediate suspension of the planned implementation of the system which has already been approved by parliament.
In a release, the GMA said that it was not against the use of technology to improve healthcare delivery in the country but each single intervention proposed in this direction should not be seen as a panacea to solving the health problems but rather as an augmentation to existing efforts.
But Hadzide said the drone technology fits well into the primary healthcare policy towards the achievement of universal health coverage, assuring all stakeholders including the GMA that the government’s doors are opened for further engagements on the project which is to benefit the citizens. Enditem