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Okudzeto secures internship for evacuated Ukrainian medical students

Adnan Adams Mohammed

The Hon Member of Parliament for North Tongu in the Volta region, Samuel O. Ablakwa has secured internship package for Ghanaian students who were in school in Ukraine and evacuated due to the crisis.

The students who numbers over 500 have been at home since they were evacuated. This has pushed the MP to arrange for the internship package at Battor Catholic Hospital for 20 medical students.

The hospital, which is in his constituency, have agreed to accommodate and feed the trainees who have to apply direct to the medical superintendent of the facility.

“Glad this win-win initiative would offer our celebrated hospital additional hands to improve health delivery in my constituency, and also help in the interim to provide practical skills for our compatriots who have been through hell and are now considering their future options”, The ranking member on Foreign Affairs Committee in Parliament and former Deputy Education minister noted in a circular. “Would be great to see other health facilities replicate this North Tongu/Battor Catholic Hospital initiative.”

Below is his full statement:

I am elated to announce that I have successfully negotiated for paid internship opportunities for 20 medical student evacuees from Ukraine at the reputable Battor Catholic Hospital in my beloved constituency.

The package also includes support in securing accommodation and feeding.

All interested Ukrainian medical students who escaped the ongoing war must apply directly to the Medical Superintendent of the Battor Catholic Hospital from today. The hospital will strictly vet and screen all suitable applicants without any interference.

Glad this win-win initiative would offer our celebrated hospital additional hands to improve health delivery in my constituency, and also help in the interim to provide practical skills for our compatriots who have been through hell and are now considering their future options. Would be great to see other health facilities replicate this North Tongu/Battor Catholic Hospital initiative.

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