Korle Bu Teaching Hospital faces shutdown
The Korle Bu Teaching Hospital in Accra is likely to be shut down due to alleged financial mismanagement.
Mr Charles Ofei- Palm, president of Korle Bu Teaching Hospital Senior Staff Association (KOSSA), said the hospital is currently facing a financial crisis and nearing bankruptcy.
The association has formally petitioned the Health Minister to intervene as a matter of urgency. A copy of the petition indicates that the hospital will not be able to continue to provide patient care and pay salaries of IGF (internally generated fund) staff for this month.
“At the moment, many machines in the Radiology Department are not working and the hospital will not be able to meet its financial commitment to staff, suppliers and contractors who have been contracted to provide various essential services.”
James Clifford Oblitey, secretary of Korle Bu Teaching Hospital Senior Staff Association (KOSSA), said in a statement that the Association squarely blamed the former Board Chairman, Mr. Eddie Annan, and the immediate past acting CEO, Rev. Albert Okpoti Botchway, who “kept making contrary and false claims” whenever the issues were raised.
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