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Uneasy calm at Ridge Hospital 

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Some senior staff of the Ridge Hospital in Accra have called on the Ghana Health Service to probe the appointment of the new Medical Director of the facility, Dr Thomas Anaba.

A senior staff who spoke to Joy News on condition of anonymity cites breach of the selection process for Dr Anaba’s position as reason for their disapproval of him.

Notices posted at parts of the hospital read “imposition of Anaba is recipe for chaos”.

The anonymous senior staff told Joy News “we the staff think that somebody somewhere has manipulated the process and the right thing must be done. In the first place they should go strictly by the appointment criteria and asking certain key people to recuse themselves from the interview process.”

The agitated staff believes going by the appropriate selection criteria would ensure that the appointments do not become a family-and-friends affair.

“There is no way my intimate friend will mark me down in an interview,” the anonymous staff said.

The Ridge Hospital staff are calling on the Ghana Health Service and the Ghana Health Services Council to act immediately on the matter.

They say the hospital is a very important and strategic hospital and its management should not be left in the hands of inexperienced people.

Director General of Ghana Health Service Dr Appiah Denkyira has told Joy News he has received a petition from the staff and would look into it.

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