Director General of the Ghana Health Service, Dr Nsiah-Asare has asked patients to watch out for stamps being attached to their prescription form after being examined at a health facility.
This he said would enable the Ghana Medical and Dental Association play its role of maintaining checks and balances at health facilities, improve upon doctor’s work standards and also detect fraud.
The Association as a Health Regulatory Agency is mandated to receive, consider and approve applications for licenses per the Health Facilities Regulatory Agency Act 829.
Speaking at a stakeholder’s conference organised in Accra by the National Health Insurance authority, the Director General was certain the stamps would help identify doctors, especially the ones who have rightfully renewed their registration
He said the Association is working towards acquiring an electronic prescription method to help streamline work procedures in all health facilities
“Ideally we should be having an electronic prescription which we are considering but the stamped prescriptions helps the pharmacist or any other health practitioner to identify the doctor who wrote it. It also brings out good practices and helps to know doctors who have renewed their registration with the Ghana Medical and Dental Association every year”, he mentioned.