By Cecil Mensah
The Board Chairman of Korle-Bu Teaching Hospital (KBTH), Mr Eddie Annan had dispelled rumours making the rounds that he had been removed from the hospital’s Board by President John Dramani Mahama.
According to him, when the late President, Prof John Evans Atta-Mills appointed four individuals to the Board and he was made to chair the board, they were given a four-year mandate to steer the affairs of the hospital.
He explained that two years has elapsed and he still have two years to go; and the President has not indicated to him he wants me removed from the Board’.
So, it cannot be true that I have been removed from the Board, he soberly explained
Mr Eddie Annan, made this comment in reaction to some allegations of malfeasance on the part of the Board and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Korle –Bu Teaching Hospital, as well as the rumours of his removal.
He said, the management received a letter from the Senior Staff Association of Korle -Bu signed by Mr Charles Nii Ofei Palm calling on the management to channel the purchase of free Friday wear as part of the ninety years anniversary celebrations to the establishment of a ward for staff to avoid them competing with the public to access health care.
He revealed that in the said letter to management, nothing like the purchase of the cars to the tune of one million Ghana Cedis was mentioned.
So, it came as a surprise, when Mr Palm was heard on an Accra based radio station, pontificating that the said amount had been expended on cars
for the nine directors and their Deputies at the hospital.
He explained that this has been the modus operandi of some misfits of society who parade themselves as employees of the hospital.
He said since he assumed office two years ago there have been several machinations by staff to tarnish his image but he is not perturbed.
They have even gone ahead to send me threatening text messages telling me they will kill me if I continue doing the right thing as chair of the Board.
He noted that employees of the hospital are averse to changes he had embarked on for the 9 at two years.
On his part, the Acting Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the KBTH Prof Albert Botwe assured the staff and general public that the hospital authorities are committed to its core function of providing affordable tertiary health care of the highest quality to patients across the country.
In spite of of the various attempts to divert management’s focus we are still committed and to continue on the path since management was not corrupt.