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Ashanti Reg. NSS Director storms Manhyia Gov’t Hospital to attack Nurse

The Ashanti Regional Director of the National Service Secretariat (NSS), Alex Opoku-Mensah has attacked a nurse at post at the Manhyia Government Hospital in Kumasi.

The attack was reportedly in response to the alleged intimidation of his daughter who is undergoing her medical housemanship by the said nurse.

His daughter who happened to be in the same hospital had reported to him about the nurse who she accused of intimidating her at the health facility.

In an audio recording, the angry NSS director is heard raining insults on the nurse describing the nurse who questioned his daughter as an unqualified nurse who gained admission into nursing training school through sexual favours.

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Meanwhile, the Ghana Registered Nurses and Midwives Association (GRNMA) has called for the dismissal of the NSS Director with immediate effect insisting he has no business holding any position in public service.

“Public Services Commission and Government for that matter should sack the said Regional Director immediately because he is not fit for the Director position he holds in the Public Service. He had absolutely NO RIGHT to enter Manhyia District Hospital and verbally abuse and threaten the nurse in question who was on duty at the time.

“As a Director, he should have known that Manhyia District Hospital had a Medical Superintendent and a Nurse Manager under whom the nurse works and if indeed he had any complaint to make, they were the people he should have engaged and not to go to the hospital and fight the nurse on behalf of his daughter. We wish to state categorically that if the government does not relieve Mr. Alex Poku Mensah of his duty as Ashanti Regional Director of the National Service Scheme within 72 hours, nurses and midwives of Manhyia Hospital will be called upon to lay down their tools, followed by the whole of Ashanti Region and then it will be escalated to the whole nation.”

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The National Service Scheme has also invited the Regional Director for investigation into the incident.

which updates will be published as they assured.

The NSS Director has also apologized fully to the Nurses and the General Public,

 

He writes
UNQUALIFIED APOLOGY

I understand the disappointment and appreciate the inconvenience my action has caused the general public as well as the Nursing FRATERNITY and Manhyia Hospital.

This has never been my style but for a genuine reason to mediate a persistent issue between my daughter(Doctor) and a colleague nurse who I as well consider my daughter.

I do apologize for any mishap and assure all, there shall not be a repetition of such.

I look forward to maintaining a cordial relationship between any affected person.

Best Regards

Opoku-Mensah Alex
NSS Director
Ashanti Region

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