Korle Bu Pharmacy Boss Fights Board
Mrs Elizabeth Bruce
The Director of Pharmacy at the Korle-Bu Teaching Hospital, Elizabeth Bruce, is accusing the board members of the hospital of scheming to block her chances of heading the institution.
Mrs Bruce claimed that the current board led by Eddie Annan is unwilling to work with her, hence the decision to sidestep her to appoint Rev Albert Okpoti Botchwey as acting Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the hospital.
According to Mrs Bruce, she was next in line as acting CEO for the hospital following the exit of former CEO, Prof Afua Hesse, per the act establishing the facility.
Tension has been brewing for a couple of months now between staff of the Pharmacy Department and the Board of Directors, following their resistance to a directive from management seeking to take over the purchasing of drugs from the pharmacists.
The workers on Tuesday locked the pharmacy to protest another directive ordering three staff members- Stephen Corquaye, Raymond Tetteh and Eric Kyei – all union leaders, to proceed on compulsory leave.
The directive contained in a letter signed by Mr Annan is to allow for forensic audit to be conducted at the department.
But speaking on the Super Morning Show on Joy FM yesterday, Mrs Bruce explained that their resistance to the audit was because the scope within which the audit was to be conducted was not properly communicated to her outfit.
‘Our resistance was on the scope that we wanted to know exactly what was going on,’ she said.
‘I can say that this exercise is just a target to get rid of the director of pharmacy and it started about two years agoThis is when all my problems startedand it is not fair,’ the Head of Pharmacy lamented.
She added, ‘It is not fair for my departmentwe may have erred in a few ways but it is not to this extent that (for them) to be disgracing us.’
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