……Threatens Law Suit Against Council For Tarnishing School’s Image
One of the health training institutions in the Central region listed by the Nurses and Midwifery Council (NMC) as part of the fake Nursing Training Colleges operating in the region, has taken a swipe at the management of the Council for wrongful branding it as a’ fake’ school.
The school has further started a legal action against the NMC, the regulatory body to stop publishing it name as a fake training institution.
St. Andrews College of Healthcare based in the Assin Central Constituency, says it will go ahead with the court action, if the NMC does not retract and apologize to the school.
The Nurses and Midwifery Council, last week published a list of nursing training institutions in the country that do not have accreditation and thus have to cease operations.
According to the director of St. Andrews College of Healthcare, the Nurses and Midwifery Council, has no right to malign his institution which is not under the NMC, but under the National Vocational and Technical Institute (NVTI) in Accra.
The director, Dr. Richard Asiedu, intimated that two years ago, the NMC, orchestrated a similar action, albeit, listing his health institution among institutions that were operating without accreditation from the Nurses and Midwife Council.
“We cannot take this,when they listed our institution two years ago, we prompted them that we were not under the NMC but our accreditation is from the National Vocational Technical Institute (NVTI), which is under the manpower training department of the Ministry of Manpower and Labour Relations”, he told Accra based Joy FM
“We run one of the health modules of the NVTI and not that of the NMC. We felt they were going to do the honorable thing by stopping their illegal act of publishing our institution again. So why is the NMC misbehaving like this?”, he questioned.
He said, they feel scandalized and “enormously embarrassment” by the act adding, “We have no option than to head to court. I have instructed my lawyers to begin the process and we have to stop them from perpetrating further wrongs against us,” he stressed
However, a source close to the owner of the school, has hinted that the action by some media organization with sympathies to the opposition New Patriotic Party, was to tarnish his hard won image in the Constituency.
This paper learnt that the owner, Dr. Antwi, was one of the formidable aspirants in the run-up to the National Democratic Congress (NDC) parliamentary race and had to step down for the current parliamentary candidate, who is also the District Chief Executive of the area.
More to come!!!