President Akufo-Addo has appointed a nine-member Board for the Korle-Bu Teaching Hospital in Accra.
A letter from Chief of Staff Akosua Frema Osei-Opare to Health Minister Kweku Agyeman-Manu states that Member of Parliament for the Ledzokuku Constituency, Dr. Bernard Oko-Boye is the new Board Chairman of the Hospital.
The other members are: Dr. Radha Maria Odua Hackman (Gov’t appointee), Mr Jerry Ahmed Shaib (Gov’t appointee), Dr Patrina Tekyi-Ankrah (Gov’t appointee), Prof Margaret Lartey (Dean, School of Medicine and Dentistry), Dr Samuel Asiamah (Director of Medical Affairs/ Ag. CEO), Mrs Elizabeth Bruce (Director of Pharmacy), Mr Bright Korkoryie (Director of Finance), Mrs Rita Aryee (Director of Nursing Services), Mr Nurudeen Mohammed (Director of Administration)
The appointment of the Board follows the dismissal of Dr. Felix Anyah, the former CEO of the Korle-Bu teaching hospital on June 6, 2018.
Dr. Oko-Boye, 36, who could arguably be the youngest Board Chairman for the premier health facility, has been a medical doctor for many years prior to his appointment.
He will Chair the board, while the others will act as members.
The Chief of Staff directed the Health Minister to take the necessary steps to swear in the nominees.
The Korle-Bu Teaching Hospital is among the very few premier health-care facilities in Ghana. After operating for over 90 years, the hospital is still faced with many challenges including inadequate beds.
The Board has been tasked to deal with the challenges facing the hospital and its staff.