I EXPRESS my annoyance and dissatisfaction regarding the pace at which members of the Medical Board of Papua New Guinea are working to process the licenses of doctors and health extension Officers.
As a HEO (health extension officer) I am still waiting for my medical license after submitting my documents six months ago.
Others have waited for more than five years and are still waiting for their medical licenses.
Doctor to patient ratio is 1:22,000.
While the ratio is frightening, some good number of doctors and HEOs are still unemployed because they do not have their medical licenses.
Why is the medical board too slow to process medical licenses when you have this alarming ratio? Something is terribly wrong.
Can the newly appointed members of the Medical Board of PNG improve and expedite the process right away for the good of our nation?