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KATH sanctions 16 workers for unethical behavior

16 workers of the Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital in Kumasi have been placed on administrative suspension following a violation of the codes of conduct governing medical professionals particularly for extortion of money from patients.

While one of the accused employees was shown the exit door by the hospital, the other two were placed on paid leave.

The hospital’s CEO, Prof. Otchere Addai Mensah, revealed this information at the hospital’s mid-year performance review in Kumasi.

“From January to June, 2023, 16 members of staff have been given sanctions including a dismissal, warnings and suspensions without pay for various infractions of the disciplinary code of the hospital.

“This form part of the hospital’s management commitment towards maintaining higher professional standards to ensure clients who patronized the service of the Komfo Anokye teaching Hospital leave the facility satisfied,” Prof. Addai Mensah confirmed.

In an effort to achieve the best performance, the KATH management has increased the incentives provided to staff.

In addition to generally increasing the levels of allowances given to line managers at the institution, the hospital’s administration increased the medical benefits for each employee and their families by 25%.

Prof. Otchere Addai Mensah,CEO of KATH further expressed commitment to make KATH the nation’s premier healthcare option, in terms of offering patients high-quality and patient-centered services.

“We at KATH are, therefore, determined to meet the customers’ taste for quality and humane care at every time of their visits,” the CEO affirmed.

He also used the opportunity to commend the staff. of the hospital for the remarkable progress they have made in the first half of the year.

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