A group of health practitioners in the New Patriotic Party (NPP) have appealed to President Nana Akufo-Addo to appoint his Special Advisor on Health, Dr Anthony Nsiah-Asare, as a Minister for Health.
The groups which comprise of all categories of health professionals within the country’s health sector argued that the former Director-General of the Ghana Health Service has a fair appreciation of the the challenges confronting the health sector and has also proven he can transform the ministry.
The fourteen professional groups include Diplomatic Patriots, Health Team, Patients First, NPP Global Medical Team, and Health Citizens Movement, Health Citizens Movement, Healthy Campaigners and M4C Medical Team.
The rest are P4C Medical Team, Patriotic Alliance Movement, Patriotic Health Team, Patriotic Health Workers, PPG Medical Team, StandOut Care and Total Vision.
In a press statement commending Dr Nsiah -Asare, the medical practitioners stated the contribution of Dr Nsiah-Asare to the party prior to the 2020 elections was “remarkable” and recommended for him to be rewarded for his hard work and dedication to the party’s vision in the health sector.
They said apart from steering all affairs of the medical outreaches by the NPP, he supported a lot of constituencies such as Tepa, Ahafo Ano North, Atwima Kwanwoma, Ahafo Ano South East, Ahafo Ano South West, Navrongo Central, Bongo, Bolga East, Bosome Freho, Sekyere Afram Plains, Offinso North, Shai Osudoku, and Pru West with with bales of clothing.
The group also applauded the Presidential Advisor on Health for the various roles he played to help boost the party’s goodwill among Ghanaians.
“Under his leadership, 14 medical groups with 97 regional branches, conducted free health screening in 323 communities” and added that 168,492 people in 188 constituencies were screened within the year,” the group added.
Describing him as a “great asset, experienced, strategic and visionary leader with much expertise at all levels of health care, the group said Dr Nsiah Asasre should be considered by President Akufo-Addo for the position of a Health Minister.
“The current state of the Ministry will have to leverage on our existing health systems. Arm in arm with a strengthened National Health Insurance Scheme and judicious use of of technology , the giant strides we envisage can be achieved. This calls for a leader who appreciates the current state of our health system and a mastery in health management,” the statement said.
Bleow is their statement;
PRO-NPP MEDICAL GROUPS SHOW APPRECIATION TO DR ANTHONY NSIAH-ASARE
We, the health groups in our great New Patriotic Party, wish to show much appreciation to the NPP Medical Committee members, especially the Chairman and Presidential Advisor on Health, Dr Anthony Nsiah-Asare.
Under his leadership, 14 medical groups with 97 regional branches, conducted free health screening in 323 communities. The medical groups screened 168,492 people in 188 constituencies.
His contribution during the 2020 campaign is indeed remarkable. Aside steering all affairs of the medical outreaches, he supported the following constituencies with bales of clothing: Tepa, Ahafo Ano North, Atwima Kwanwoma, Ahafo Ano South East, Ahafo Ano South West, Navrongo Central, Bongo, Bolga East,
Bosome Freho, Sekyere Afram Plains, Offinso North, Shai Osudoku, Pru West.
To promote easy access to communities, he provided constituencies like Atwima Kwanwoma, Ahafo Ano North, Ahafo Ano South East,Ahafo Ano South West,
Mfantseman, Pru West with motorbikes.
Party branded shirts were also donated to support some constituencies.
Having worked with closely with Dr Anthony Nsiah-Asare, he stamped his authority as a colossus of health management.
He is truly a great asset to our health sector.
H.E President Nana Addo Dankwah Akufo-Addo is leaving huge footprints in the health sector.
The past years has seen us chalking great success on our roadmap to achieving quality universal health coverage. To further achieve this, Ghana needs an experienced, strategic and visionary leader with much expertise at all levels of health care to be placed at the Ministry of Health to steer the affairs.
The current state of the Ministry will have to leverage on our existing health systems. Arm in arm with a strengthened National Health Insurance Scheme and judicious use of of technology , the giant strides we envisage can be achieved. This calls for a leader who appreciates the current state of our health system and a mastery in health management.
We have reached the level in health sector where we have to ensure holistic healthcare delivery from the basic health level CHPS to the Tertiary level in health, within the tenets of prevention, education, promotion, curative, rehabilitative and palliative care, with special attention to mental health and health promotion.
With the outbreaks of global epidemics and pandemics, emphasis should be on who has the experience and strategy to help manage such crises (predict, early detect, prevent, manage and contain emerging pandemics).
We the medical groups (comprising of all categories of health professionals) in our great party are appealing to our listening President, H. E. Nana Addo Danquah Akuffo- Addo, to bless us with the visionary Dr Anthony Nsiah-Asare, as the Minister of Health, to position Ghana on the global scale in health, as he has so much up his sleeves to offer this nation.
Health management and leadership play critical roles in achieving quality Universal Health Coverage (UHC) and Primary Health Care (PHC), and the man for this is Dr Anthony Nsiah-Asare. He has the track record!
His commitment to steering all the activities of the health teams in the 2020 campaign has cemented the new normal campaign strategy “Health Campaigning”. We are already lacing our boots for 2024. We, the health teams, have vowed to continuously organise our various health screening and free medical care programs for the good people of Ghana. Who else can help sustain that cause, but the one who effortlessly steered us for 2020?
HE Nana Addo Danquah Akuffo- Addo, May you hear our cries and and consider Dr Anthony Nsiah-Asare as the next Minister of Health, to help solidify and consolidate our gains as far as the health of the good people of Ghana is concern.
1. NPP Medical Team
2. Diplomatic Patriots Health Team
3. Patients First
4. NPP Global Medical Team
5. Health Citizens Movement
6. Healthy Campaigners
7. M4C Medical Team
8. P4C Medical Team
9. Patriotic Alliance Movement
10. Patriotic Health Team
11. Patriotic Health Workers
12. PPG Medical Team
13. StandOut Care
14. Total Vision