The Director General of Ghana Health Services (GHS), Dr Ebenezer Appiah-Denkyirah has warned recalcitrant health professionals whose activities are negatively affecting the image of the service to be very careful, because they would not be spared when found out.
He said the GHS is doing a lot which had received international recognition and for that matter a lot of countries come down to Ghana to learn from the experience of the country, yet the conduct of some few professional in the service had been overshadowing all that is being achieved.
Dr Appiah-Denkyirah was speaking at a press soiree organised by the GHS for media personnel in the Eastern Region at Koforidua.
He said the GHS has put in place measures for the country to achieve the targets set in the health sector of the Millennium Development Goals.
Dr Appiah-Denkyirah said, under the programme, the Service will distribute the 11,000 Community Nurses employed by the GHS among the 6,500 electoral areas in the country.
He said Community Health nurses in the electoral areas will be required to record and follow up all newly born babies in their areas, and ensure that they receive all the necessary health care until age five, and also record all pregnant women in, and ensure that they receive all the necessary health care before and after delivery.
Dr Appiah-Denkyirah called on the elderly in the society to make time for their regular health checks to avoid non-communicable diseases.
He advised that the country should slow down on the adoption of laws on the Genetically Modified Food (GMF) substances in the country, until researchers in the country could convince the people that it is safe to consume such food substances.
Dr Appiah-Denkyirah advocated for the proper labeling of all GMF for consumers to make a choice.