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Head of Lab. Directorate should be a bio-medical scientist

Written by  Feb 08, 2016
Following the announcement of the closure of three emergency clinics at the Korle-Bu Teaching Hospital at the Surgery Department, a bio-medical scientist who spoke to Nyankonton Mu Nsem on reason on anonymity has called for qualified persons to man the facilities. According to the staff, the surgical unit is mostly managed by persons who have little of no knowledge about the duties at hand. He revealed, the staff have requested management to appoint a bio-medical scientist to head the department to do away with some petty challenges that could be easily avoided most times. ''We want the directorate of the lab to be appointed within our division and not anybody coming from outside the profession, because we've had challenges with previous appointments made in the past...It will be prudent if a bio-medical scientist is appointed to head our department because that is done it will help us address our challenges better He also decried the inadequate equipment in the laboratory which prevents them to giving off their best. He advised for the laboratory technicians at the facility to be given a financial autonomy to enable them serve their clients better and help maintain the good image of the nation's premier health facility. ''We have called for us to be given financial autonomy to enable us manage our finances because we generate a lot of money...And when we make request for money to run services at the lab, it delays and that is seriously affecting our services to our clients...We are faced with very serious challenges in terms of equipment...We are not able to run all the test required of us as technicians and when the patients come and turned down, their go back and paint a bad picture of the facility...This not not the best, so i think if we have what it takes to manage the place in terms of leadership; things that pertain to the bio-medical scientist, it will be channeled properly as compared to the current system now, which we are having challenges with.''  By: Daniel Asuku
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