Dr Bernard Okoe-Boye disclosed this at the 8th induction and swearing of oath ceremony of Allied Health graduates organized by the Allied Health Professions Council in Accra.
The Deputy Health Minister indicated the financial clearance would give the chance to the health professionals to apply for postings, which would be open soon in due course to the various public health facilities in the country
“We had a backlog of close to 4,000 people. As we speak, the government has given financial clearance for about 3,400 and the portal will be open in the coming weeks for them to go online and apply and be posted across the country,” he announced.
In attendance at the ceremony on the theme; “The Role of Allied Health Professional-During and Post COVID-19” were 170 graduates representing 57 Doctor of Optometry graduates and 113 Doctor of Medical Laboratory Science graduates.
Speaking at the event, the Member of Parliament (MP) for Ledzokuku Constituency advised the medical professionals to accept posting to areas their services are needed, probably outside Accra and Kumasi.
The Minister further urged the central government to consider health professionals at home who had completed their internship programmes for posting in service to the Republic of Ghana.