Sources at the Korle Bu Teaching Hospital have told TV3 that the President of the Senior Staff Association (KOSSA), Dr. Charles Offei Palm has been dismissed.
According to the sources, the Chief Executive Officer of the hospital, Dr. Gilbert Buckle signed the dismissal letter and called a dispatch rider at 6pm on Wednesday, April 6 to deliver the letter to Dr. Offei Palm.
However, upon reaching the residence, the sources further indicated that the dispatch rider did not meet the President of KOSSA and therefore could not serve him.
TV3 gathered that the dismissal letter indicated that Dr. Charles Offei Palm failed to appear before a disciplinary committee investigating a case of misconduct against him.
Meanwhile, the President of KOSSA Charles Palm, who is a Specialist Pharmacist, told TV3 on Friday that he is yet to receive any dismissal letter.
He wondered why management of the country’s premier hospital would choose to serve a dismissal letter on an employee at home and in the evening.
“What kind of harassment is that?” he flared up.
He was emphatic that he would be available for any dismissal letter, declaring “if management wants to sack me I am around”.
“So far as I am concerned I have not received any dismissal letter from management,” he stressed.
Management of the Korle Bu Teaching Hospital interdicted Dr. Offei Palm over comments he made on an Accra-based FM station last week.
The hospital management said Dr Charles Offei-Palm’s pronouncements on Class FM on Thursday March 17, 2016 “constitute misrepresentation of facts and peddling of falsehood”.
The interdiction letter signed by Korle Bu’s Director of Human Resources, Samuel Akotuah Akweri, said the Specialist Pharmacist breached the hospital’s media policy.
“Pronouncements made during the said interview tarnished the image of the Hospital and also brought the name of the Hospital into disrepute,” he letter said in part.
Meanwhile, the President of KOSSA has filed a writ at the Human Rights Court praying the court to place interlocutory injunction on the actions of management against him.
TV3 has also learnt that the Korle-Bu Senior Staff Association is to convene an emergency meeting to discuss the 48 hour ultimatum to management to withdraw the interdiction letter served on its president, which elapsed on Thursday.
Members of the association had indicated that they would not allow the management to dictate to them on what to do.
When tv3network.com contacted the public relations department of the hospital, they would not want to comment on the raging issue between management and Dr. Offei Palm.
Source: tv3network.com | Ghana