The eminent leaders of Tamale in the Northern Region have called on government to facilitate the transfer of all heads of department at the Tamale Teaching Hospital (TTH).
They are also demanding that government audit the operations of the hospital.
These demands were contained in a communiqué jointly signed by all Chiefs in Tamale, the Vice-Chancellor of the University of Development Studies (UDS), the Islamic Council in Tamale, the Anglican Diocese, Opinion leaders in Tamale and the Community for Development and Public Integrity (CDIP) and presented to the Northern Regional Minister, Salifu Saeed, on Wednesday, 15 August 2018 and copied the office of the Chief of Staff, the Minister of Health and the Metropolitan Chief Executive of Tamale.
The statement from the leaders comes in the wake of the recurring attacks on the hospital and its successive CEOs by the youth in Tamale.
The recent event happened on Monday when irate youth chased out the current CEO, Dr David Kolbilla from his office.
The eminent leaders condemned the actions of the pro-NPP youth groups and urged the Regional Security Council (REGSEC) to bring the culprits to book. They also reminded the youth that every Ghanaian voted for President Nana Akufo-Addo to become president of the country, and, therefore, any attack on a state institution is an attack on the mandate of the president.
They further recommended to the Ministry of Health and the University for Development Studies (UDS) to immediately transfer every head of department in the hospital and appoint new set of staff to manage the hospital.
The leaders also called on government to set up a Board for the hospital without delay.
The leaders suggested that medical doctors should not be appointed as Chief Executive Officers of the facility but professional health service administrators must take over that responsibility.