The Greater Accra Regional Hospital (Ridge) has suspended two of its employees for engaging in what it describes as “administrative malpractices.”
The employees who have been suspended are Thomas Osei, a Medicine Counter Assistant and Divine Kumordzi of the Sewing Unit of the Hospital.
Management of Ridge hospital took this decision after the two were allegedly captured in Anas Aremeyaw Anas’ latest investigative piece ‘Cashing on Covid’, for selling Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) belonging to a private individual within the premises of the Hospital.
“Even though these items do not belong to the hospital and do not also constitute the hospital’s COVID-19 stock, either donated or procured, their action constitutes a breach of the Ghana Health Service Code of Conduct,” management of the hospital indicated in a statement.
“As a hospital, we do not encourage these behaviours since it may adversely affect their output and also be misconstrued by the public as items of the facility,” the hospital added.
Ridge Hospital further indicated that Thomas Osei is serving a two-week suspension without salary for the inappropriate and unauthorized sale of PPEs on the hospital premises.
Divine Kumordzi, who is also serving a two-week suspension without salary, “will refund all monies realized with regards to the unauthorized and inappropriate sale of face masks on the hospital premises.”
Below is the full statement:
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