The management of the National Service Scheme has suspended its Ashanti Region NSS Director, Alex Opoku-Mensah over his unprinted words used on a nurse at the Manhyia hospital as listened to in viral audio on social media.
Mr Alex Mensah’s suspension comes after the Ghana National Service Scheme (NSS) invited him for a preliminary investigation into the matter the NSS management has described as an unfortunate incident.
“The management of the National Service Scheme has suspended the Ashanti Regional Director, Alex Opoku-Mensah with immediate effect,” a statement signed by a spokesman for the Scheme and copied to AcademicWeek said.
The NSS press release dated December 1, 2022, further disclosed that “the announcement of the suspension was made on November 30, 2022, at an emergency meeting the management of the Scheme held with Mr Alex Opoku Mensah.”
The decision according to the management of the National Service Service (NSS) is to allow further investigation into the alleged verbal assault on a nurse on duty at the Manhyia government hospital in Kumasi.
“A committee comprising representatives from the NSS, the Public Services Commission, and the Ministry of Education, has been set up to investigate the matter and to submit its report to the NSS Management within one month,” it said.
Mr Opoku Mensah is thus expected to appear before the Committee on Monday, December 5, 2022.
Meanwhile, the Ghana Registered Nurses and Midwives Association (GRNMA) following the verbal abuse of their colleague nurse has called on the National Service Scheme (NSS) to relieve Mr Alex Opoku-Mensah t of duty.
In a statement, the GRNMA said “the public service commission and government for that matter should sack the said regional director immediately because he is not fit for the Director position he holds in the Public Service”
The Nurses and Midwives Association also indicated that the Ashanti Region Director of NSS, Mr Mensah had no right to enter Manhyia Direct Hospital, verbally abuse and threaten the nurse in question who was on duty at the time.
GRNMA consequently has given the central government 72 hours momentum to sack Mr Alex Opoku-Mensah saying that all nurses and midwives at the Manhyia house hospital will go on strike which will be escalated nationwide.