Getting to the crux of health sector reform

Future Notes

Recently, the Parliamentary Secretary for Health, Mr Joseph Hamilton informed us that “a needful reform is required if the Ministry of Health is to better its current mode of operation.”  As reported, Mr. Hamilton’s intervention was quite general; most of what he said about the health sector could just as easily have been said about any other sector, but what struck me is what I perceived to be a genuine effort to come to grips with some of the difficulties facing the health sector. Quite apart from the fact that at some point in time, particularly as we get older, all of us interface with the health system, a weak health sector can contribute to lower workforce productivity, cause people to emigrate and not re-migrate, become an important personnel concern and cost for companies who may wish to establish locally …..To continue reading, login or subscribe now.

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