Healthcare delivery in Gushegu is likely to suffer a major set back following leadership crisis that has hit its hospital.
The two medical doctors at the hospital, a Zaa News source said, have for some time now been engaged in a power struggle over who should become the medical superintendent.
Staff and residents in the district have expressed serious worry about the disturbing development and its repercussions on healthcare delivery. The hospital is in dire need of basic consummables and gloves but the leadership crisis seems to be topmost priority at the moment.
The power struggle nearly resulted in a scuffle last night between the two doctors. One of them, Dr. Sayibu, our sources said, visited the hospital on Wednesday in his private vehicle but returned to Tamale because the official vehicle and his residence were not available.
Two doctors are said to be in warpath over the position and it is not clear when the impasse will be resolve by the northern regional health directorate.
Our sources at the hospital say Dr Sayibu who is a specialist asked his colleague Dr Barihama to step in while he Dr. Sayibu pursued further studiess.
On completion of his studies, Dr. Sayibu was reposted back to Gushegu. However, on arrival in Gushiegu, he found his office and residence padlocked.
Dr Barihama is alleged to have connived with the district health director to switch the latter's vehicle with the government supplied vehicle ---doctors' car. As things stand now, Dr. Barihama drives the health director's car while the director tools around in the official vehicle.
Things took a bizzarre turn when Dr. Barihama on learning that Dr. Sayibu was headed back to the hospital to be the superintendent, he allegedly locked the medical superintendents office and bolted with the keys and a nissan pickup with registration number 2948 -14.
Concern citizens of Gushegu told Zaa News that the behavior of the two doctors was a big insult to the people of Gushegu, especially the educated ones.
When Zaa News contacted the Gushegu District Health Director, Alhaji Abdul Rahman Yakubu Bangbeibu he promised speaking to us but failed to contact the station
Calls placed to him went unanswered. Efforts to get the two doctors also were not successful.