The Medical and Dental Council of Ghana has warned students studying in Ukraine to continue their training in Ghana or risk not being recognized by the council.
According the Council, the Russia-Ukraine war has rendered some schools resort to online teaching and learning, a practice which does not meet the requirement of the Medical and Dental Council.
The Council says it will no longer recognize degree certificates issued by Medical and Dental Schools from Ukraine.
According to the Council, such platforms fall short of the required training process.
The Council’s Registrar, Dr. Divine Ndonbi Banyubala said his outfit would not compromise the standards of the profession.
“Training to be a doctor must be in accordance with established strategies. Will potential patients be happy to be treated by a doctor who was trained online?” he asked.
He added that, the medical profession is one that needs to be treated care as it has the responsibility of taking care of the public.
“We have to take our public interest responsibility seriously. The point is what is the kind of training that is acceptable in the world? If it is not standard, then, I am afraid, this regulator will not give any stamp of approval”, he said.
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