Mrs Emma Muzzu, Assembly-woman for Santrokofi, has said apart from system and institutional failures affecting midwifery training schools, protocol demands and unwarranted pressures from politicians and others compounded the problems.
She said some applicants who usually did not have the penchant to pursue midwifery as a profession depended on ?officialdom connections? to gain admissions hence the backlog of attitudinal challenges facing midwifery delivery.
Mrs Muzzu, who is in-charge of HIV and AIDS Counseling and Testing at the Hohoe Municipal Hospital, said this at the launch of the Hohoe branch of the Korean Foundation for International Healthcare (KOFIH) at Hohoe.
The KOFIH project is a two-year intervention strategy on improving maternal and child healthcare in four districts of the Volta Region namely Hohoe, Afadzato South, Krachi West and Krachi Nchumuru costing $6 million.
It entails refurbishment, retooling, provision of means of transport and capacity building in project catchment areas.
She said the right attitude was critical in the healthcare delivery system and added that applicants with stronger zeal should be engaged for admission rather than unqualified candidates.
Mrs Muzzu said ?Midwifery is a calling more so when its professionals are duty bound to save the life of at least two people, an adult and an infant(s).”