Workers of Korle-Bu Teaching Hospital (KBTH) have held a farewell ceremony for the outgoing Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Dr Felix Anyah for his selfless dedication towards the development of the facility.
The event brought together Heads of departments, healthcare personal and friends who could not hide their emotions as they sung Dr Anyah’s praises and gave words of encouragement on his dismissal.
Dr Felix Anyah was dismissed on Wednesday, June 6, after reports indicate that he was not approved by the Public Services Commission after he appeared for his interview for the job.
In a remark, Dr Anyah commended the workers for their hard work and support for him throughout his tenure.
According to him there was the need for the hospital to improve the standard of service delivery by installing the appropriate equipment, human resource practice, adopt the right maintenance culture and re-orientate the organisational culture to meet international benchmark for accreditation.
This he said would make the hospital a medical tourism hub, “with the accreditation many health tourists shall utilise our services and this will enable us earn foreign exchange which together with the cash received from local clients who are able to pay would form the revenue base for the hospital”.
Dr Anyah said KBTH is not a difficult place to manage with the right policies put in place for excellence in service delivery, adding that crafting of such policies was not rocket science but their absence contribute to disharmony and poor service.
Dr Anyah called for review of the KBTH Act 525 which was promulgated 21 years ago, ‘The Act has no Legislative Instrument (LI) and this is the cause for several misinterpretations of the Act. Getting a legal framework for the centre of excellence is crucial in managing emerging legal issues’.
Touting some of his achievement during his era he said the hospital restored the oxygen supply system, installation of digital telephone system, restored the security lighting and radio communication, among others.
“During my stay here I never took a single remuneration or allowance and I believe it was service to God and mankind,” he said.
He called on the workers to accord the same respect and energy exhibited towards him to the current acting CEO, Dr Samuel Asiamah for an effective development of the hospital.
In a goodwill message from the Head of the Accident Unit of the facility, Dr Frederick Kwarteng commended Dr Anyah for being a selfless leader and said his legacy would continue to live on.