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Funding for vaccines in Ghana should be a priority – Dr. Mark Kurt Nawane 

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Dr. Mark Kurt Nawane, a member of parliament representing the Upper East Region’s Nabdam constituency, has urged the government to prioritize funding and the provision of various vaccines for the nation.

The Deputy Ranking Member of the Health Committee’s remark comes amid reports that Ghana has received the first batch of some childhood vaccines, which have been in short supply for several weeks. 

According to reports, the Ministry of Health has failed to secure a procurement of these essential vaccines since the beginning of 2023.

Dr. Nawane cautioned that the situation should not recur in the nation while speaking to Mark Smith on the A1 Radio Daybreak Upper East Show. He claimed that the government should be held accountable for the shortage of those crucial vaccines. He pointed out that in order for governments to be able to finance and provide immunizations, they must always be willing to make sacrifices and reduce wasteful spending.

“We cannot put the blame on anybody; it is just the government, and the government has to fund and prioritise. Funding for vaccines in Ghana should be a priority for the government, and they should not be in any other language. Even if it means that we should cut down the size of the government to be able to fund vaccines, yes, we got to do that. If we have to cut down presidential drives and other officials we got to do that so that we can have that priority because the blame is just on government and nobody else” he said 

The Nabdam Lawmaker welcomed the arrival of some vaccines in the nation and hoped that more would follow in the coming days.

Source:A1Radioonline.Com|101.1MHZ|David Azure |Bolgatanga|

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