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Atebubu: Lab Assistant queried for offering free service

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Charles Badiwon, a senior biomedical scientist at the Atebubu-Amantin District Hospital in the Brong Ahafo Region, has been suspended for failing to charge a client for services rendered.

Although the services rendered were covered under the National Health Insurance Scheme (NHS), the management of the hospital had directed that no service should be rendered under the NHIS due to the huge debts owed the hospital by the scheme.

The management of the hospital viewed the action of Mr Badiwon as a breach of their instruction, a situation they believed required disciplinary action.

The query letter signed by Dr CA Gligui, Medical Superintendent at the hospital, said: “Kindly explain why disciplinary action should not be taken against you for rudely terminating without explanation management’s decision of levying all clients who patronise laboratory service in the face of non-reimbursement by NHIS. Your response to this query should reach this office by close of work 3rd February 2017.”

Meanwhile, Health Minister Kwaku Agyeman-Manu, speaking on a variety of issues in an interview with Chief Jerry Forson, host of Ghana Yensom on Accra 100.5FM on Thursday April 20, said: “This matter hasn’t come to my table yet but let me say that in every organisation there are rules and regulations and when you flout them you have to face the consequences.”

“I will have to listen to both sides and know what really happened.”

Source: Ghana/AccraFM.com/100.5FM

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