- President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has appointed a new CEO for the Korle Bu Teaching Hospital
- The newly appointed CEO is Dr Opoku Oware Ampomah
- He is one of the eight Consultant Plastic Surgeons in Ghana
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Dr. Opoku Oware Ampomah has been appointed new Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Korle Bu Teaching hospital.
According to a statement sighted by YEN.com.gh, President Akufo-Addo nominated Dr. Opoku Ware Ampomah for the appointment as the Chief Executive of the Korle-Bu Teaching Hospital.
The statement signed by the Secretary to the President, Nana Bediatuo Asante indicated that Health Minister, Kwaku Agyemang-Manu must take the “necessary steps to regularise the said appointment in accordance with the relevant provisions of the Ghana Health Service and the Teaching Hospitals Act, 1996 (Act 525).”
The appointment of Dr. Oware Ampomah comes on the back of the expiration of the tenure of office of Dr. Daniel Asare on Thursday, September 3, 2020.
The Board chairman of Korle Bu, Jerry Ahmed Shaib, according to YEN.com.gh’s sources at the hospital announced to the staff that the tenure of Dr. Daniel Asare, the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Hospital, comes to an end with effect from September 3, 2020.
Meanwhile, the newly appointed CEO of the country’s biggest health center is the Director of the National Reconstructive Plastic Surgery and Burns Centre at the hospital, as well as a Consultant Plastic Surgeon.
Dr. Ampomah is one of the eight Consultant Plastic Surgeons in the country who are working hard to correct various deformities among both the young and the old.
He is a proud alumnus of the Presbyterian Boys’ Secondary School.
Some of his many academic achievements after that include, the Overall Best Candidate in West Africa for the Final Exam in Plastic Surgery Part II in 2005, the first West African based practitioner to be the recipient of the prestigious Intercollegiate Fellowship of the Royal College of Surgeons with a specialty in Plastic Surgery.
YEN.com.gh earlier reported that at least four more people have died from COVID-19 in Ghana, taking the country’s death toll to 280, the Ghana Health Service said on Thursday, September 3, 2020.
The total confirmed cases are now 44,713 after 55 new ones were added from the labs.
In total 43,577 people who were infected with the disease have recovered or have been discharged, the GHS announced.
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