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Korle Bu begins installation of CCTV cameras

Ghana’s foremost health center Korle Bu Teaching Hospital has begun the installation of video surveillance at various parts of the facility in efforts to curb crime.

This comes in the wake of the hitting of a laboratory technician by a stray bullet.

The incident, which occurred on Monday, has engendered anxiety among staff as regards their security.

But checks on Wednesday made by 3FM’s Sarah Parku revealed that the closed-circuit television cameras are being installed all over.

The installation works have begun at the administration block and the corridor through to the Public Relations department, 3FM’s reporter said on Midday News.

The installation will be done with entirely by close of the year, she added.

The exercise is to beef up security at the hospital.

Separately, the police are yet to come out with findings so far in investigations into last Monday’s shooting.

Almost all officers at the Hospital are tight-lipped on the incident, Sarah Parku reported.

Meanwhile, the lab technician, Solomon Quarshie, is responding to treatment.

But his colleagues have expressed disappointment in the Hospital’s authorities for the apparent lack of urgency in addressing the issues days after it happened.

In a statement on Wednesday, the Ghana Association of Medical Laboratory Services said: “The response to the emergency situation and the expected assurances from the management of the nation’s tertiary hospital has not been acceptable as expressed by the entire staff of the Central Laboratory in an emergency meeting on the 12th of September 2017 at 09:30 GMT”.

Source: 3news.com|Ghana

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