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Opinions of Thursday, 8 February 2018


Reconstitution of Korle Bu board

Korle Bu Teaching Hospital Korle Bu Teaching Hospital

The Senior Staff Association and the Health Service Workers Union-Korle Bu Special Branch have noticed with great concern of a letter written to the Executive Secretary to the President of the Republic by some people purported to be Concerned Action Movement, calling on His Excellency, the President to reconstitute the Korle Bu Teaching Hospital Board.

The said letter is reported to have been written on 1 st February 2018; we deem this action as highly inappropriate and an attempt to stampede government into hasty reconstitution of the Korle Bu Teaching Hospital Board.

We trust government’s ability to constitute a fitting Board that will team up with management to continue the positive works we have witnessed lately under the leadership of the Acting Chief Executive, Dr Felix Anyah.

Notably amongst these are resuscitation/ refurbishment of the oxygen plants which is saving the hospital thousands of Cedis, the ICT and telephone systems in sensitive areas, donation of food van, motorbikes for security patrols in the hospital, two cars for staff awards to elicit the best performance and attitudes from staff and the peaceful staff/ management relationship just to mention a few.

These achievements within a short period have convinced us that the Ag. CEO has the vision and the requisite experience to transform the hospital.

Even though, many are of the view that Korle Bu should have had a Board in place by now, we are optimistic that, government is considering giving us capable and credible individuals with the requisite experience to team up with the CEO to improve the fortunes of the hospital.

We have also followed the publication on the front page of the Ghanaian Times dated 6th February 2018, and captioned: KORLE BU DNA machine seized, resold to the Trust Hospital due to Korle Bu’s failure to pay for it.

We wish to state that this incident happened three (3) years ago under the then administration of the former CEO, Dr Gilbert Buckle. These were some of the issues KOSSA was speaking against that brought it into collusion with the then administration.

Meanwhile, we are reliably informed that structures are being put in place especially, to restore clinical and investigative services in the foreseeable future and the DNA service is part of this restructuring.

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