Sixteen staff of the Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital (KATH) have been disciplined for indiscipline. One staff has been dismissed, while 15 others have been suspended.
The offences committed by the affected staff include extortion, negligence of duty, and absenteeism. The disciplinary actions were taken by the KATH Board of Directors after a thorough investigation.
The Board of Directors has warned that any staff who engages in indiscipline will be dealt with severely. The Board has also called on all staff to uphold the highest standards of professionalism and ethics.
The indiscipline at KATH is a serious matter and it is important that the hospital takes steps to address it. The dismissal of one staff and the suspension of 15 others is a good start, but it is important that the hospital continues to crack down on indiscipline.
The hospital should also put in place measures to prevent indiscipline from happening in the first place. This could include providing better training for staff, creating a more supportive work environment, and implementing a zero-tolerance policy for indiscipline.
The indiscipline at KATH is a reflection of a wider problem in Ghana's public sector. There is a need for a concerted effort to address indiscipline in all areas of the public sector. This will require the commitment of the government, employers, and employees.