Halt PPP arrangement for a laboratory facility – Medical Laboratory Professionals tell government

The Medical Laboratory Professional Workers Union (MELPWU) has urged the government to halt plans to go into a Public-Private Partnership (PPP) arrangement with a private laboratory.

The private laboratory, under the arrangement, will be responsible for providing laboratory services that are not available in public facilities.

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But speaking at an Annual General Meeting in Kumasi, the General Secretary of the Union, Cephas Kofi Akortor, said the union is against the partnership.

According to him, the Medical Laboratory Professionals “has not been not involved in any deliberations in the partnership.”

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“It will be very appropriate for the Government of Ghana through the Ministry of Health to engage in a broader stakeholder consultation to ensure that that this PPP arrangement is in the supreme interest of the nation before it is ever implemented,” added.


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