Close Circuit Television Cameras, CCTV, will soon be installed at various locations within the Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital in Kumasi as part of measures to improve security at the facility.
This follows physical assaults on some doctors and nurses by some youth of the Aboabo Zongo community, who were angered over the disappearance of a purported dead baby.
The attacks led to a weeklong strike action by doctors and nurses at the facility in solidarity with their colleagues who were reportedly beaten. The medical staff, who had insisted they could not return to work until security improves, resumed work fully on Monday after calling off their strike last Thursday.
During a visit to the Hospital on Monday, Ultimate Radio’s Nana Oye Diabene reported that normalcy had returned as nurses and doctors were attending to patients in their numbers.
The Public Relations Officer of the Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital, Kwame Frimpong, told Ultimate Radio management was putting in place ample security measures to forestall future occurrences. He said a roadmap has been agreed towards long term provision of security at the Hospital.
“The arrangements you see now is a short term one. There will be medium term and long term measures. This may include the deployment of CCTV cameras all over the hospital and possibly the establishment of a police post at the hospital to improve security at the hospital”, the
PRO told Ultimate Radio’s Nana Oye Diabene.
He also noted that the Hospital had learnt valuable lessons from the incident that will be utilized in enhancing its services.
Source: Ultimate Radio/Kumasi/Ghana
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