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If you are not prepared to change, you will be changed-Minister warns hospital staff


The Northern Regional Minister has urged staff of the Tamale Teaching Hospital (TTH) whose actions or inactions will lead to the collapse of the only teaching hospital in the Northern Region to change their attitudes or they will be changed.

The Minister since assumption of office has been noted for speaking his mind in public, though sometimes gets into people’s nerves, promised to tell the truth without fear or favor.

He cautioned the staff to change and if they are not prepared to work they can go because the Region cannot afford to lose the state-of-art facility.  

Alhaji Mohammed-Muniru Limuna told staff and management of TTH that as far as he is concerned, any negative behavior that will render TTH useless will not be tolerated.

He said he will continue to say the truth about the pettiness and acrimony that have been lingering in the hospital for some time now.

Alhaji Limuna said as someone who knows how the first phase of TTH money was secured and as a regional minister, he should be worried about the happenings in TTH.

His comments follow what he terms misinterpretation of his earlier statement during the inauguration of three facilities including MRI facility about two months ago which infuriated some section of TTH staff.

At the ceremony, Alhaji Limuna appealed to staff to avoid pettiness in the hospital. His statement since then has angered some staff who have been grumbling about the minister.

But, speaking at the inauguration of a 40-bed Neonatal unit facility built by MTN Ghana in collaboration with Huawei technologies Alhaji Limuna said he will continue to say the truth however bitter it is.’’ I can’t sit down and allow pettiness to destroy the huge investment government has put in in building the first phase of the hospital,’’ Alhaji Limuna vows. ”We don’t personalize or hate people when we make statement, ’’Yes you may not be happy with me but you are doctors, you prescribe medicine for us, it is bitter we don’t like the medicine but we have to take because medicine cures and we have to take’’, the minister told the staff.

He continued, we can’t pretend that there is no pettiness in this hospital and as a leader I am responsible to my God tomorrow and I will answer before my God how we managed the huge investment in the hospital.

He described the comments making rounds as misrepresentation of his earlier statement saying he is not just doing politics but added politics of faith and will continue to make public statement for the purposes of change and nothing else.

On the MTN neonatal facility, Alhaji Limuna emphasized the need for special attention to child healthcare. He reiterated government’s commitment to investing in quality health care delivery in Ghana.

He assured the private sector of President John Dramani Mahama’s administration eagerness to creating an enable environment for them to operate.

Alhaji Limuna hailed MTN Ghana foundation for investing in critical areas such health, education and economic empowerment which government has placed premium and urged other corporate entities to emulate MTN’s example.The GH¢405,000 facility was funded by Mobile Telecommunications Network (MTN) Ghana Foundation, which provided GH¢335,000, with Huawei Technologies providing GH¢70,000.



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