The Ministry of Health has sacked the Director of the Ankaful Psychiatric Hospital, Dr. Eugene Dordoye.
The decision was arrived at after an emergency meeting today [Friday] between the Ministry and the medical director.The nurses and physician assistants at the facility withdrew their services earlier this week, and demanded that Dr. Dordoye’s appointment be terminated, claiming that he disrespects them and so they cannot work with him.
In an interview with Citi News, Public Relations Officer for the Health Ministry, Robert Cudjoe, said a new director will take over next week.
“It was at a meeting that this came out. Dr. Dordorye was with us at the meeting and we all agreed that he should give way for another person to act on his behalf…As time goes on, another person will take over from him,” said Mr. Cudjoe.
Meeting called off
The Ministry of Health had earlier called off a planned meeting with nurses at the hospital aimed at resolving the impasse.
This is because the staff had refused to be part of that meeting.
Spokesperson for the staff, Emmanuel Ofori, had told Citi News earlier that “if the minister has intentions of removing him, he doesn’t need us in Accra before doing that. When we went there the other time, certain comments he passed really put us off. That is why we didn’t want to go there”
“Does the Minister need us to sign that the hospital director has been transferred or reshuffled or relieved of his post? He doesn’t need that”, Mr. Ofori said in an earlier post.