We don’t want association of unemployed allied health professionals- AHPC Registrar
Registrar of Allied Health Professions Council Dr. Samuel Yaw Opoku says the council is determined to ensure government absorb all qualified allied health professionals after housemanship and licensure examinations to escape the phenomenon where association of unemployed graduates being formed within the sector.
Speaking at induction and oath swearing ceremony for newly qualified Allied Health graduates on Tuesday 9 November 2021, Dr. Samuel Yaw Opoku revealed “Over 5000 of allied health professionals have been employed within 2 years”.
Dr. Samuel Yaw Opoku noted that “We have been working on 2020 year group once that’s done there will not be a backlog of unemployed allied health professionals. We don’t want to have association of unemployed allied health professionals”.
Dr. Yaw Opoku has also charged graduates to aspire to pursue Doctor of Optometry approved by World Health Organisation.
According to Dr. Opoku “Our judicial system and law enforcement agencies are not supportive to the agenda to ward off quack practitioners in the system due to delays on their part”.
“We are asking allied health professionals to report to the Allied Health Professions Council any suspicious characters and quacks during practice”.
He has also urged the new graduates to take their practical internships seriously by putting theory into practice
“We should endeavour to minimize strike action to get issues resolved with the authorities whilst urging government not to drag its feet in finding lasting remedy to problems facing allied health professionals”, Dr. Opoku noted.