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Not recognising Ukraine-trained doctors in Ghana’s interest, says Medical and Dental Council

Dr Divine Banyubala, the registrar for the Medical and Dental Council has said the council’s stance against not recognising Ukraine-trained doctors is in the best interest of Ghana.

The ongoing Russia-Ukraine war has led to the displacement of Ghanaians studying medicine in Ukraine.

Some of the displaced students have since resorted to online tutorials, a situation which the Medical and Dental Council has kicked against, adding that, the degree from war-hit Ukraine will not be recognised.

Speaking to Benjamin Offei-Addo on the Asaase Breakfast Show on Tuesday ( 27 September), Banyubala said, “… we do know the disruptive effect of the war in Ukraine [has] made in-person training for our nationals impossible in Ukraine.”

“Now, the Ukrainian universities, which will not offer online training to their own people, persist in offering this online training to our compatriots,” he said.

Banyubala added, “We speak for Ghana and we act in the public interest of Ghana, I have just indicated to you that our compatriot in Nigeria also issued a similar statement in June.”

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