Offei-Palm interdicted over ‘false’ comments on radio

Offei-Palm interdicted over ‘false’ comments on radio

- The management of Korle-Bu Teaching Hospital has sanctioned Dr Charles Offei-Palm over alleged malicious comments he is said to have made in a radio interview

- The interdiction letter signed by their Director of Human Resources said Offei-Palm's pronouncements on radio on Thursday March 17, 2016 “constitute misrepresentation of facts and peddling of falsehood”

- He will receive half of his salary every month during the period of his interdiction as well as forfeit his allowances due him

- Dr Offei-Palm and his KOSSA have been vocal and critical of the hospital’s management who they often cited in claims of financial malfeasance which has led to shortage of drugs at the hospital

The management of the Korle Bu Teaching Hospital has issued a letter purporting to have sanctioned Dr Charles Offei-Palm, the leader of the Korle-Bu Senior Staff Association (KOSA) over an alleged malicious comment on an Accra-based FM station, Class FM.

The hospital management said Dr Offei-Palm’s pronouncements on radio on Thursday March 17, 2016 “constitute misrepresentation of facts and peddling of falsehood”.

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The interdiction letter which was sighted by the media is signed by Korle-Bu’s Director of Human Resources, Samuel Akotuah Akweri, and stated that the Specialist Pharmacist, breached the hospital’s media policy when he touched on sensitive issues during the interview.

However, the “Interdiction Letter” would not state the specifics of the doctor’s purported false comments but rather stated that, “pronouncements made during the said interview tarnished the image of the Hospital and also brought the name of the Hospital into disrepute.”

Dr Offei-Palm will receive half of his salary every month during the period of his interdiction, according to the letter and would also forfeit his allowances as long as his interdiction persists.

Meanwhile, the hospital’s management said the interdiction has become necessary to make room for further investigation into the allegations he made on radio.

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Dr Offei-Palm and his KOSSA have time and again, been outspoken and critical of the hospital’s management and often cited them in claims of financial malfeasance which has led to shortage of drugs at the hospital.

The management of Ghana’s Teaching Hospital, on the other hand usually come out to deny them.

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