A statement released by Accra based Ridge Hospital revealed that, the institution has suspended two of their staff for illegally sails of Personal Protective Equipment (PPEs) which are supposed to be given to Frontline workers.
A short excerpt of the video released by TigerEye shows the two staff selling these items. One Mr. Thomas Osei was filmed selling Face shields and protective gowns whilst Mr. Divine Kumodzi also sold face masks.
According the Hospital’s statement, “Thomas Osei is serving a two-week suspension without salary for the inappropriate and unauthorized sale of PPEs on the hospital premises”.
They further stated that, “Mr Divine Kumordzi would refund all monies realized with regards to the unauthorized and inappropriate sale of face masks on the hospital premises. He is also serving a two weeks suspension without salary.”
The statement added that, the prescribed sanction is in line with the provisions of the Ghana health service Code of Conducts and Disciplinary Procedures.
The hospital authorities sound a strong caution to all staff to desist from such acts and abide by the rules and regulations governing the hospital.