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"That Is Not My Style" - Ashanti Regional NSS Boss Apologises For Insulting Nurses

The Ashanti Regional Director of the National Service Secretariat (NSS), Alex Opoku-Mensah has rendered an unqualified apology for verbally abusing a nurse at the Manhyia Hospital.

The Nurse corrected his daughter’s wrongful prescription for a two-year-old convulsion patient.In a Facebook post, Mr Opoku-Mensah said the modus operandi he employed in handling the friction between his daughter who is a doctor and the nurse “has never been my style.”

According to him, he sought to mediate the issue between the duo because he considered the nurse involved as his daughter as well.He was therefore remorseful of his behaviour.

"I do apologise for any mishap and assure all, there shall not be a repetition of such,” he promised.

On Monday morning, Mr Opoku Mensah was reported to have barged into the surgical ward of the hospital, where his daughter is currently serving as a house officer, to verbally abuse and threaten the nurse.

According to eyewitnesses, the medical officer prescribed the wrong dosage for a two-year-old convulsion patient.

The nurse upon noticing the medical blunder called on the young doctor to rectify the wrongful medication.

However, sources say the house officer took offence and reported the issue to her father who later visited the health facility to angrily insult the nurse.m

eanwhile, the Ghana Registered Nurses and Midwives Association (GRNMA) has since issued a statement calling for the immediate removal of the Mr Opoku-Mensah from office for the misbehaviour.

"The Public Services Commission and Government for that matter should sack the said Regional Director immediately because he is not fit for the director position he holds in public service.“

"He had absolutely no right to enter Manhyia hospital and verbally abuse and threaten the nurse in question who was on duty at the time,” the statement read.

The nurses threatened that they will call upon their members at the facility to boycott their duties if Mr. Opoku-Mensah is not sacked within the next 72 hours.



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