Ghana Registered Nurses and Midwives Association (GRNMA) has charged the government and the Public Service Commission to sack the Regional Director, Mr. Alex Poku-Mensah.
This follows the incident at the Manhyia District Hospital concerning a recorded audio about Mr. Alex Poku Mensah.
According to the audio, Mr. Poku Mensah was caught on a recording insulting a nurse in the Manhyia District Hospital.
In a statement issued by the President and the General Secretary, Perpetual Ofori-Ampofo and David Tenkorang Twum, members of the association said the General Secretary had no right to enter Manhyia District Hospital and “verbally abuse and threaten” the nurse.
“As a director, he should have known that Manhyia District Hospital has a Medical Superintendent and Nurse Manager under whom the nurse works and if indeed he had any complaints to make, they were the people he should have engaged and not to go to the hospital and fight on behalf of his daughter.” The Association stated.
Meanwhile, the Association has urged the management of the Manhyia Palace to ensure that the House Officer of the hospital is taught about the role of the nurses and midwives in the hospital.
“In order for peace and harmony to prevail at the facility, we additionally call on the management of the hospital to take all the professional staff through team building and teamwork to foster unity of purpose at the facility.” The statement added.
However, members of the Association have declared their decision to lay off its services within 72 hours if the government refuses to sack Mr. Poku Mensah from his duty as the Ashanti Regional Director of the National Service Scheme.
“We call on all persons holding higher places in the Public or Civil Service to appreciate the fact that the positions of authority and service they hold, simply involve responsibility to the public and never must be used to threaten, undermine or intimidate the same people it is supposed to serve”
“The GRNMA Ashanti Regional branch leaders are directed to report the matter of Mr. Alex Poku-Mensah’s verbal abuse and threat on our comrade to the Police immediately and report on same to the GRNMA headquarters”. The statement added.
Read a copy of the full statement below