The appointment of Dr. Oheneba Owusu Danso, a former CEO of the Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital, to the Kumasi South Hospital for clinical duties has caused the wrath of some members of the Health Services Workers Union at the facility.
This is because they say Dr. Danso, a plastic reconstructive and hand surgeon recently went on compulsory retirement and therefore, re-engaging his services again is not helpful.
This comes after a letter signed by the Director General of the Ghana Health Service, Dr. Patrick Kumah Aboagye, indicated that Dr. Danso has been re-engaged on a two-year contract as a Consultant in Plastic, Reconstructive, and Hand Surgeon at the hospital.
Reacting to the development in an interview on Citi FM yesterday, Tuesday, [August 8, 2023], the Vice Chairman of the Health Services Workers, Joshua Lawrence Nii Adu Arday said they will oppose the posting.
“We heard the news and we saw it on social media, about Dr Oheneba Owusu Danso who they are bringing to Kumasi South Hospital…, if that is what is the case then I think that we are not ready for him. Because he is a plastic surgeon, what is he coming to do here?”.
He added, “There are people here who are capable of handling affairs here. We are not saying that we are preventing the government from increasing us [our numbers] or adding up to us, but for God’s sake, he’s 65 years old. What is he coming to do?”.