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Two KATH Doctors Suspended For Extortion

By:brightwebtv/Nana asare barimah

Two doctors with the Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital (KATH) have been slapped with a month’s suspension each by the management following extortion allegations.


The doctors are reported to have extorted money from some patients.


One of them ended the month’s suspension today while the other will begin his from June 1.


They were slapped with suspension without salary.


This was disclosed by the Chief Executive Officer of the hospital, Professor Otchere Addai-Mensah, during a courtesy call at the Manhyia Palace on Wednesday, May 31, 2023.


According to him, the sanction was part of measures he has been putting in place since he assumed office in November last year to maintain discipline among the staff of the hospital.


“One of my agenda was discipline. The Board earlier told me the only way I will be successful is to ensure discipline among the staff. Two doctors extorted money from patients; one was a handed a month’s suspension without salary. From tomorrow onwards, the other is going on suspension without salary,” he told Otumfuo.


Other measures, he said, were to ensure regularity and punctuality among the staff members.


“Upon my assumption, I consulted the Board and decided that two directors will be on duty during weekends and holidays and make sure health personnel abide by the report to work on time and work as expected of them.”


He continued, “Our services begin at 8 am but some workers used to report around 10 am so I consulted the Board to change that. Now that is working.”

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