37 Military Hospital inaugurates advisory boards

The CDS Air Vice Marshal Michael Samson-Oje(middle) and the Chief of Army Staff Maj. Gen.Obed Boama Akwa(second from left) in a pose with the Board Members.Photo Michael Ayeh.Two separate advisory boards for the 37 Military Hospital and its Nursing and Midwifery Training College (NMTC) have been inaugurated.

The boards comprised 10 and seven members respectively.

As part of their mandates, they were to coordinate, monitor and promote the activities of the hospital and the medical reception stations. It was also to monitor the professional, technical and administrative matters affecting the maintenance culture as well as monitor to ensure financial accountability at all levels at the hospital.

They were also tasked to coordinate and promote efforts and activities between the hospital, local and international medical organisations and eminent medical practitioners and to quarterly submit reports to the Chief of Defence Staff (CDS) as well as make recommendations on the terms of condition of service of medical personnel.

The CDS, Air Marshal M. Samson-Oje, after the swearing in ceremony in Accra yesterday, said the efforts of the Ghana Armed Forces (GAF) Medical Services was in line with the government’s goal to improve the wellbeing of the people by ensuring access to quality health care services.

He therefore urged the members of the board to be guided by their terms of reference as they work assiduously to promote improved healthcare and also churn out quality products from the training college.

Air Marshal Samson-Oje appealed to members of the hospital to avail themselves to the board and work collectively for its success.

The Director of Medical Services at the GAF, Brigadier General Ralph Kojor Ametepi, tasked the board to ensure that the NMTC’s dream of awarding degree became a reality.

He underscored the importance of the Medical Service Department as a crucial arm of the GAF since it oversees the health of troops and their families that play a critical role in the general performance of their duties.

The chairman of the Military Hospitals Advisory Board, Rear Admiral Kofi Peter Faidoo, speaking on behalf of the two boards pledged  their commitment to live by the tenets of their appointments.

He acknowledged as challenging the task ahead, but was encouraged by the “high calibre of personalities, with extensive experience who make up the membership of the boards” calling on stakeholders for their support towards the betterment of the hospital.

“We will carry out our task assiduously to achieve your vision for the development of the military hospital”, he assured the CDS, counting on his “guidance and support as we work towards the development of our dear service.”

Other members of the hospital board included Brigadier Generals  W. Omane-Agyekum, R. K. Ametepi, E. C Saka, Colonel S.D Mante, Commodore (Rtd) K.K Pumpuni, Dr. Kofi Ahmed, Miss Marigold Korri and  Colonel V. Otoo.

Members of the NMTC Board are Air Commodore J. S. K Dzamefe, Chairman, Colonels M. Yelbert, S.R. Mensah, S.D. Mante, R. K. Gator, Mr. G. K. Kyeremeh and Flt. Lt. Akuoko-Adjei.

By Julius Yao Petetsi & Dinah Twumasi                                              


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