STAKEHOLDER CONSULTATIVE MEETING ON OUTSTANDING HEALTH BILLS

The Ministry of Health held a day program to work on outstanding bills yet to be laid before Parliament, at MacDick hotel in Koforidua, Eastern Region, on October 13, 2018.
The program brought together stakeholders from National Ambulance Service, National Blood Service, Traditional and Alternative Medicine Council whose bills are yet to be submitted to Parliament for approval.

The stakeholder consultative meeting is part of a series of meetings spearheaded by the Honorable Minister for Health, Hon. Kwaku Agyeman-Manu in ensuring that adequate regulation and legislation needed in strengthening and ensuring the sustainability of the three critical Agencies in the country are developed and enacted by Parliament.

The meeting also brought together the technical and legal working group from the Ministry of Health, the Attorney Generals Department who are leading the drafting of the proposed bills.

The workshop was characterized predominantly by reviewing all three Bills with assistance from commentary remarks by the Attorney Generals Department, the technical working and legal group of the Ministry of Health.

At the end of the workshop, several agreements were reached on all three draft Bills which are to be forwarded to the Attorney Generals Department for further comments to be submitted to cabinet and subsequently to Parliament for approval and passage into Law.

The National Ambulance Service bill like any other is seeking parliamentary approval for the establishment of the National Ambulance Service to provide, conduct and maintain an efficient pre-hospital emergency care and ambulance services nationwide.

In attendance also was a section of unit heads of the National Ambulance Service led by the C.E.O Prof. Ahmed Nuhu Zakariah and the Dep. C.E.O Dr Andah Nacauley.