The newly appointed Chief Executive officer for the Tamale Teaching hospital, Dr David Zaawumya Akolbila has stated that, his outfit will remedy the situation of low quality of services and shortage of health materials and essential drugs at the hospital.
According to him, plans are far advance to bury the predicaments of the teaching hospital, so that patients will be provided with quality health care.
In a tour to formally introduce himself to opinion leaders in the Tamale metropolis, Dr Akolbila assured that, the problems at the hospital will be a thing of the past but quickly added that, “all hands must put on deck because we cannot solve the problems of the hospital without the contribution and support of the people in the three northern regions, especially chiefs and opinion leaders”.
The newly CEO of TTH said, the unnecessary shortages of essentials drugs and lack of water at the hospital will be address as soon as he start work as the CEO, adding that the ordeals were patients (people) need to buy certain things before they are taken care of will be address.
He said most of such situations were cause by some persons at the hospital, adding that his priority is to make the facility center of excellence where patients and doctors will prefer to be transferred.
He said the situation were patients are brought to the hospital and left to their fate will be a thing of the past, because train porter’s will be employed to help patients to consulting rooms.
“The situation were doctors who are on night duty, and usually leave at 4:00am, with the next person taking over at 9:00am will not happen any more, we will make sure doctors handover before they leave.”
Dr Akolbila also promised to give a face look to the hospital environment for nurses and doctors working standard to improve. “Those who look after the life of others must feel comfortable and under care, they must have the needed materials and facilities to work with.”
In a related story, a youth group calling it self Dagbon youth planned to stage a demonstration to protest against the Dr Akolbila appointment, but was later disrupted by Kandahar, a vigilante youth group of the governing New Patriotic Party.
According to the Dagbon youth, the new CEO has not supported the NPP during the campaign season, hence his appointment should be revoke with immediate effect.
They also accused him of not being an indigene of northern region.