The Commander of the Community Policing Department (CPD), Assistant Commissioner of Police (ACP) Habiba Twumasi-Sarpong, has urged medical practitioners to alert police about patients brought to hospitals with gunshot wounds or signs of violence.
She said security was a collective responsibility, and such vital information could assist the police in their investigations.
The Commander made the call at a programme to sensitise doctors and nurses at the Medical Block of the Korle-Bu Teaching Hospital in Accra, on security issues at the hospital.
ACP Twumasi-Sarpong stated that the confidentiality of informants would be protected.
She also urged the nurses and doctors to be more vigilant at the hospital to prevent theft at the various wards.
“You all have to be on guard at the hospital and report any suspicious character to security for immediate action,” she advised asking them to call the police on emergencies 191 and 18555 and desist from struggling with their attackers.
The Principal Nursing Officer at the hospital block Mrs Araba Tawiah Abakwah, commended personnel of the department initiative saying it would go a long way to educate them on security issues.
She called for more collaboration between the hospital and the police to ensure the safety of staff at the hospital.
By Anita Nyarko-Yirenkyi