Tamale Teaching Hospital ‘abandons’ 4 DCEs involved in fatal accident

Date: Tuesday June 25, 2019, 3:03 pm

By: WatchGhana.Com

The vehicle used by the four DCEs
The much reported public outcry about the lack of seriousness and commitment to duty by some top health personnel at the Tamale Teaching Hospital (TTH) was proven to be true, after four top Government officials involved in fatal road accident were abandoned by the hospital for hours.
Our source indicated that the Medical Doctor in charge of the Emergency Unit of the hospital, one Dr. Tekyi who was first contacted by the Northern Regional Minister, Salifu Saeed to immediately attend to the four accident victims including one Municipal and three District Chief Executives, allegedly snubbed the Minister, even though he [the Minister] identified himself to the doctor as such.
The doctor allegedly told the Minister that he was not going to attend to any accident victim until 7:30am which is his reporting time to duty. The accident happened Monday dawn at the Zanzugu Yipala village on the Tamale-Kintampo motorway, the Northern regional police have confirmed.
The victims are District and Municipal Chief Executives from the Northern region - Zabzugu DCE Ahmed Abubakari Iddrisu, Gushiegu DCE, Musah Issah, Mion DCE, Mohammed Hashim Abdullah, and the Bimbilla Municipal Chief Executive, Abdulai Yakubu.
The Northern Regional Minister, Salifu Saeed told the media the DCEs had all decided to use the 4-wheel Nissan car of the Zabzugu DCE to attend the launch of the Rearing for Food and Jobs programme in the Upper West region.
Suddenly a Mercedes Benz Saloon car from Accra veered off his lane and slammed into their vehicle causing it to somersault.
According to additional information gathered by WatchGhana.Com from the Voiceless Media, the Northern Regional Minister who feared for the lives of the four DCEs placed an urgent call on Dr. Tekyi and appealed to him to report to work to attend to the accident victims who were in very critical condition.
Tamale Teaching Hospital
The Minister however received the shock of his life when Doctor Tekyi told him that he was not stepping foot to the hospital until 7:30am. No amount of appeals could touch the heart of the Doctor. Though the condition of the DCEs was critical, the Doctor would not care, and actually kept to his word of only reporting to work at 7:30am, voiceless media reported. The Authorities of TTH it said had since confirmed that the matter had been brought to their attention and that the Regional Minister was requested to submit a formal report on the conduct of the said doctor for necessary actions. The Regional Minister is said to have been making arrangement to airlift the victims to Accra for proper medical care. There have been several complaints against the authorities at the Tamale Teaching Hospital about their bad attitudes towards accident victims especially motor riders. Most accident victims have had to complain that the personnel at TTH give no or little attention to them and treat them badly as if they deliberately got themselves involved in the accidents.

Source: WatchGhana.Com

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