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Young Doctor Bemoans Brain Drain in Health Sector

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Nathaniel Nii Codjoe, the best-graduating medical student at the University of Cape Coast’s (UCC) 55th Congregation, has highlighted the issue of brain drain in the country’s health sector.

Speaking at the ceremony, he expressed his concern about the increasing emigration of young health professionals seeking better opportunities elsewhere. Dr. Codjoe suggested that the government should create a more conducive and innovative environment to retain young professionals and harness their acquired knowledge for national development.

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Despite the recent improvements in the health sector, Dr. Codjoe believes that there is still much room for improvement. He cited the need for infrastructure to accommodate the increasing number of trained health workers. As more medical doctors are trained, it is essential to have adequate facilities to absorb them into the system, he said.

Dr. Codjoe’s remarkable achievements did not go unnoticed, as he swept 16 out of the 22 awards at the UCC’s 55th Congregation. He won awards in various categories, including Medical Biochemistry, Physiology, Microbiology, Community Medicine, Chemical Pathology, Pharmacology, and Family Medicine. He was also adjudged the Best Clinical Student, Best Graduating Pre-Clinical Student, and Overall Best Performing Student, among others.

The audience cheered and gave Dr. Codjoe a standing ovation as he was recognized for his outstanding performance. His exploits have since made him an internet sensation, with many netizens sending congratulatory messages.

Dr. Codjoe’s success serves as an inspiration to young medical students in Ghana and demonstrates the potential of the country’s health sector. The government and other stakeholders must work towards addressing the challenges highlighted by Dr. Codjoe to retain young professionals in the country and boost the sector’s growth.

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