Various youth groups in the Tamale are calling for the sack of the Chief Executive Officer of the Tamale Teaching Hospital, listing the TTH’s placement in the last position a review of hospitals in the Northern regions as one of the poor showings of Dr. Kareem Mumuni.
Addressing the media at Tamale today, Convener of the coalition, Osman Abdul Mumin, called the Action CEO of the TTH incompetent and heaped blame over faulty equipment among others, which made Ghana’s fourth largest Teaching Hospital trail behind even CHPS compounds in performance.
“Medical officers look on helplessly on emergency cases because there is a lack of basic tools such as cotton, gloves, Vaseline gauze, and other essential consumables to work with,” Mr. Mumin said.
“If a referral hospital that should serve all the district, polyclinic, CHPS ranked last, what is the fate of all patients in the region?” he quizzed.
The group called for an immediate suspension of the Acting CEO and appealed to the government to reinstate the suspended CEO Dr David Kolbilla.
According to the aggrieved coalition of youth groups, equipment at the radiology and laboratory departments of the hospital, such as ultrasound machines, CT scans, X-Ray machines and a host of others have all broken down.
Consequently, patients are constrained to seek these dire services in private health facilities before they are attended to at the Regional Hospital.
Also, they alleged that a 24-hour laboratory centre which was established in 2018 to provide emergency services has been closed down since TTH currently is unable to run most of the laboratory investigations.