President Akufo-Addo has apappointed Dr. Felix Anyah, as the new Chief Executive Officer the Korle-Bu Teaching Hospital.
Dr. Anyah, who is the owner of Holy Trinity Medical Centre/Holy Trinity Spa & Health Farm assumes office from June 1, 2017.A letter from the Minister of Health, Kwaku Agyeman-Manu confirmed his appointment.
66-year-old Dr. Anyah is a well-known Ghanian medical practitioner who pioneered health spa and farm in West Africa.
Dr. Anyah takes over from Dr Samuel Asiamah who is the acting CEO of the hospital following the self-termination of service by Dr Gilbert Buckle who reportedly ended his service in February this year.
Dr. Buckle, before his departure faced numerous tussles with the Korle Bu Senior Staff Association (KOSSA) who among other things, raised issues about certain decisions he made.
The Korle-Bu Teaching Hospital in spite of its admirable status as one of the few major health facilities in the country is bedeviled with many challenges that appear to be insurmountable in spite of the many changes in administration.
The situation of the hospital was described by the Minister for Environment Science and Technology, Prof. Kwabena Frimpong-Boateng as a ‘monster’ that cannot be killed.
The former Head of the National Cardiothoracic Centre who worked for several years at the hospital said during his ministerial vetting that “it has become a bigger monster that you cannot kill and you cannot eat.”
About Dr. Anyah
He had his education at the St. John’s School, Sekondi, Opoku Ware School, in Kumasi before entering the University of Ghana Medical School graduating with M.B. Ch B. degree in 1979.
After his housemanship at Korle-Bu Teaching Hospital and Effia Nkwanta Hospital, he worked at several private hospitals in Nigeria and Ghana before establishing the Holy Trinity Medical Centre in July 1988.
By: Jonas Nyabor/citifmonline.com/Ghana