The mayor of tamale, Mr. Sule Salifu made a passionate appeal to the Cuban medical brigade through the Ambassador, for a deployment of specialists to fill the gaps at the West and Central Hospitals, both in Tamale. This, he noted, will help reduce the pressure at the Tamale Teaching Hospital among other reliefs. He made this appeal when he welcomed the Cuban ambassador to Ghana, Her Excellency, Anette Chao Gorcia, when she paid a working visit to tamale.
In his opening remarks, the Mayor recounted the long standing bilateral relations between the two countries dating back in the days of Ghana’s first president, H. E. Dr. Kwame Nkrumah. Expressing his joy for what he described as historic, Mayor Sule called for conscious but sustainable efforts at strengthening the tides for the mutual benefit of our governments and people.
On her part, the Cuban ambassador to Ghana said over 200 Ghanaian students are currently pursuing medicine in Cuba on scholarship offered by the Cuban Government which according to her, will return to Ghana to help augment the county’s medical staff strength upon completion of their studies.
On his part, the Director of External Health Corporations of Ghana’s Ministry of Health, Dr. Adam Hafiz Tahir, on his part spoke about plans to include a few more relatively unexplored areas including preventive medicine and public health care issues in their subsequent interventions. This, he indicated, forms part of the ministry’s comprehensive plans to reducing preventable endemic infections.
Dr. Adam also hinted on plans to establish a larvae site in Tamale among other biological technology solutions designed to feed on young mosquitoes that otherwise grow in to adult mosquitoes which cause malaria, which still remains the number one killer in Ghana and the sub region