Family of injured Public Relations?Officer (PRO) of the Yendi Government Hospital, Alhassan Wemah, has?expressed worry over the indifferent?attitude of the Yendi Divisional Police?Command over a case of attack lodged?with them.
What is believed to have warranted?the attack on him was his response on?Tamale- based Zaa Radio of unfounded?allegations levelled against the medical?superintendent of the hospital, Dr Sampson?Abankwa, by the youth.
He identified his attackers as Alhaji?Mahama Lukman alias Kulkuldoo, Alhassan
M. Mubarik, Napari, Shayibu and?Anafu who had earlier petitioned the?Regional Director of the Ghana Health?Service (GHS), Dr Akwasi Twumasi, for?the removal of the municipal medical?director.
He told DAILY GUIDE that the youth?in the said petition accused the medical?director of not being development- oriented?and as such was not fit to occupy?the position in the municipality, reason?they sought to cause his removal.
The matter was, however, leaked to?Zaa Radio who called to authenticate the?claim from hospital authorities, and he?was hooked on line together with Alhassan?M. Mubarik who acted as spokesperson?of the petitioners.
In the said interview, he was reported?to have deflated their claims and disclosed?how the current medical director?was able to sponsor a number of medical?assistants to pursue further studies to the?benefit of the hospital as well attract more?medical doctors to the facility.
This, he explained, was done through?the Internally Generated Fund (IGF) of
the facility coupled with other measures?he put in place that inured to the benefit
of the hospital, reiterating that their?claims lacked merit and should not be?given the kind of media attention it was?enjoying.
His response on the subject did not go?down well with the aggrieved youth who
stormed his house one evening and brutally?assaulted him, leaving him with a?fractured arm and bruises.
He told DAILY GUIDE that the matter?was reported to the police who seem to
be feet dragging in arresting the culprits?in the matter for reasons unknown.
But Yendi Divisional Police Commander,?Chief Superintendent Samuel?Allotey, disclosed to DAILY GUIDE that?four of the suspects have so far been?arrested and released on bail pending further?investigations.
FROM Stephen Zoure, Tamale