THREE SENIOR Management personnel of the Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital (KATH) are said to be in hot contention for the position of the Chief Executive Officer of the hospital, investigations by The Chronicle has gathered.
The paper gathered that three personnel of the hospital have been shortlisted by the Board of Directors of the facility for consideration and subsequent selection.
The CEO position of the hospital became vacant following the directive by the Ministry of Health for the former administrator of the facility, Prof. Ohene Adjei, to proceed on indefinite leave, as a result of the recent controversies over the five missing babies at the facility.
A report by a fact-finding Committee, commissioned by the Ministry to look into the matter, indicted the former CEO for negligence of duty, following the hospital’s failure to account for the missing dead babies.
It, therefore, directed the Board to appoint a new person to take over from the ex-CEO, subject to the approval of the ministry.
Following this development, the paper gathered that the ball is now in the court of the ministry to approve one of three names shortlisted by the Board of the hospital for consideration.
A senior staff hinted The Chronicle that all the necessary due diligence had been done on the names, and that the hospital was waiting on the Health Ministry to approve any of them, to take over the mantle of leadership at the facility.
Though the source refused to mention names for security reasons, he hinted that the three shortlisted applicants are senior managerial staff, who are well qualified to handle affairs at the facility.
Investigations by the paper, however, indicated that as at yesterday, the under-fire CEO, Prof. Ohene Adjei, was still hanging around and did actually receive the Eight-Member Parliamentary Select Committee that visited the hospital yesterday.