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Ridge Hospital Shutdown few days after opening to public

Written by  May 19, 2017
The Greater Regional Hospital aka Ridge Hospital which was commissioned few days ago has been shutdown, rainbowradioonline.com has gathered. The shutdown from reports gathered  follows the ensuing administrative tension between the embattled medical director of the facility, Thomas Anaba and the Health Minister, Kwaku Agyemang Manu. Thomas Anaba who has been removed as the Medical Director of the newly refurbished Greater Accra Regional Hospital has refused to  go back to the University of Development Studies (UDS) in Tamale, his original place of work before taking up the new post at Ridge. The embattled officer argues he went through a competitive tender to secure his new appointment and cannot be transferred back to UDS since the conditions of service there is not same as that of the Ghana Health Service.   Patients who visited the facility today [Friday] were turned away. Meanwhile, the Health Ministry has said it is not aware of the closure of the multi-million medical facility.   Speaking to Accra based Citi Fm the Public Relations Officer (PRO), Robert Cudjoe said, “This is a big hospital and a lot of work must go on, but as to whether it has been shut down again, I have no idea because we opened it just this Wednesday… No information has come to us that someone has reported and has been refused to be taken care off. That has not come to my attention. If it is then probably, we will know what to do later on.” 
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