- Thieves have reportedly broken into the Ankaful Hospital in the Central region and made away with a safe
- A phone and a laptop were stolen from the offices of the acting director and the registrar respectively
- The acting director, Dr. Kwadwo Obeng, has called for increased security at the hospital as a matter of urgency
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YEN.com.gh has learned that thieves have broken into a safe at the Ankaful Psychiatric Hospital in the Central region.
The thieves made away with an undisclosed sum of money after they ripped out the safe from a concrete wall attached to the hospital’s administration block.
Information available suggests that the thieves carried out the act in the night of Monday, December 16, 2019.
Per a report by 3news.com, workers arrived at the hospital in the morning of the following day to realize that three offices within the administration block had been broken into.
It was also detected that the safe had been removed from a wall in the accountant’s office along with a revenue bag.
The thieves also stole a phone from the office of the acting director, Dr. Kwadwo Obeng, as well as a laptop from the registrar’s office.
Dr. Obeng stated that security at the hospital is not the best and this has been worsened by land encroachment.
According to him, the hospital has only six security officers who run a shift system and at every point in time, there are three of them on duty.
That, he explained, is inadequate, considering the size of the hospital. He, therefore, called on the government to take immediate steps to ensure the security of the staff and patients as a matter of urgency.
In other news, information available to YEN.com.gh shows that two accountants have been arrested for embezzling funds from a hospital.
The suspects, Linda Nana Donkor and her assistant, Magdalene Kublenu Walagyo, have been charged with thievery among others by the Sekondi High Court Two.
Donkor and Walagyo work with the UQ hospital, a private medical facility which undertakes specialist medical services in the Sekondi Takoradi metropolis of the Western region.
They have been accused of stealing GHC 551,732.64 from the accounts of the hospital, Starrfm.com.gh reports.
Reports say they were solely responsible for lodging monies collected from clients and forwarding them to the hospital’s main account.
An internal audit undertaken in September 2018 revealed that the main financial database of the hospital has been tampered with.
The audit further revealed that cash receipts for monies between January and September 2018, were never deposited into the hospital’s account.
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