-UniBank has responded to claims by the management of Korle-Bu that it abrogated the bank's revenue collection contract because of compatibility issues
-The bank further holds that they were not offered any opportunity to do any presentation on any new software
UniBank Ghana has responded to claims by the Korle Bu Teaching Hospital (KBTH) that there were compatibility issues with the hospital’s revenue collection system that led to revenue losses saying it was "figment of someone's imagination".
The management of KBTH had said UniBank’s compatibility shortcomings with the End-to-End Hospital Revenue Collection Software were essentially leading to revenue losses, hence the temporary abrogation of its contract with the bank.
The hospital also claimed that UniBank refused to attend a meeting to submit proposals for the End-to-End Hospital Revenue Collection Software in 2015, aimed at dealing with the hospital’s revenue leaks.
But, in a press statement, Unibank says “the assertion that the Stanbic approved End-to-End Hospital Revenue Collection Software was not compatible with uniBank’s software is a total fabrication.”
“In the first place, UniBank was not invited to do a presentation on HMIS with Stanbic. There was no technical assessment on the compatibility of uniBank’s collection software and Stanbic’s End-to-End Hospital Revenue Collection software (assuming KBTH had accepted Stanbic’s software).
“All this while, the Polyclinic, which had already been assigned to uniBank for revenue collection services, had been assigned to Stanbic to install the HMIS software, on a pilot basis, “without officially notifying uniBank in writing.
“It is therefore totally false for KBTH to state that they invited uniBank to do a presentation on “End-to-End Hospital Revenue Collection Software in 2015”, and we challenge the Management of KBTH to make a copy of the said letter available to the general public", the lengthy statement released on Sunday stated.
The contract between UniBank and KBTH came under public scrutiny after controversial musician and New Patriotic Party (NPP) activist, Kwame Asare Obeng, popularly known as A-Plus, alleged that the two Deputy Chiefs of Staff, Francis Asenso-Boakye and Samuel Abu Jinapor, were forcing KBTH to rescind a decision to abrogate its contract with UniBank.
The musician, who suspected foul play on the part of the two presidential staffers, publicly accused them of corruption. A claim which was described as baseless after police investigations.
A-Plus has since apologise for his claim as it turned out that the two had only expressed their concern over the process leading to the selection of Stanbic over UniBank since the hospital had no board in place.
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