Daily Graphic – Health Ministry halts sale of application forms.


Daily_Graphic_21_01_2017THE Ministry of Health (MoH) has suspended the sale of application forms for all Health Training Institutions in the country until further notice.

A letter dated January 18, 2017 and signed by the Chief Director of the MoH, Dr Afisah Zakariah, on behalf of the Minister of Health, stated that the attention of the ministry had been drawn to the continuous sale of application forms or admission into various health training institutions for 2017/2018 academic year.

The letter, copied to the leader of the Transition Team on Health, the Director, Human Resource, the Financial Controller, Director, Internal Audit, all of the MoH and the Executive Secretary of the Health Training Institutions Secretariat (HTIS), stated that in spite of an earlier directive from the ministry suspending the sale of the forms, the exercise was still ongoing.

The MoH, therefore, redirected all principals and heads of all outlets to suspend the sale of the forms until a letter from the ministry authorized them to do so.

It warned that principle who went contrary to the directive would be held personally responsible.

Ministry’s report

When contacted, the public Relations Officer (PRO) of the Ministry of Health, Mr Tony Goodman, told the Daily Graphic that the ministry had not advertised the sale of the application forms, for the year, as some information in social media indicated.

He explained that it was on the basis of that the ministry issued the directive to the principles of the schools to suspend the sales of the forms.



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