Ankaful Medical Director apologises but staff reject it

Some patients of the Hospital were discharged ahead of Thursday’s industrial action

The Medical Director of Ankaful Psychiatric Hospital, Dr Eugene Dordoye, has apologised to staff of the hospital for the recent developments that have seen the latter embark on a sit-down strike.

The staff had petitioned the Minister of Health, Kwaku Agyemang-Manu, last month, citing reasons why they want Dr Dordoye removed from office.

They threatened a number of industrial actions if the Minister as well as the Mental Health Authority’s Chief Executive Officer, the Central Region Minister and the Municipal Chief Executive of the Komenda-Edina-Eguafo-Abirem (KEEA), who were copied in the petition, failed to meet their demands.

A sit-down strike began on Thursday but in a swift reaction Dr Dordoye has apologised.

“I apologize unreservedly to all staff of Ankaful Psychiatric Hospital who have been hurt by my approach, the CEO, MHA, Central Regional Minister, Health Minister and all others affected and I will surely improve and manage the change better than I have done in the past going forward,” his apology to the Minister of Health stated.

Read the full apology here

But staff say they won’t accept the apology.

Speaking on 3FM‘s Late Edition, spokesperson of the staff Malcolm Ali stressed: “We are not accepting any apology”.

He described Thursday’s apology as “ridiculous” and fingered the Authority for trying to trivialise the whole issue.

By Emmanuel Kwame Amoh||Ghana

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