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Wa Regional Hosp. MD sacked over misappropriation of funds

The Ghana Health Service (GHS) has dismissed the Wa Regional Hospital Medical Director, Dr. Banabas Gandau over misappropriation and misapplication of funds.

A letter dated July 9, 2019 also faulted the Head of Finance at the largest hospital in the Upper West Region and said the continues stay of the two is not in the interest of the hospital.

Dr. Banabas Gandau has been implicated in the Internal Audit Department of the Ghana Health Service which found infractions in the Public Financial Management Act and service procedures which was due to the Medical Doctor’s poor supervision of the facility.

The Audit report also directed that the sacked Medical Director refunds GHC25,000 which has been outstanding since March 2016.

The Ghana Health Service has also asked him to retrieve some GHC153,000 in excess payment to beneficiaries of deprived incentive allowance.

The Head of Finance and the Medical Director have been held liable for the roles they played if they fail to retrieve these monies.

The Director-General of the Ghana Health Service Dr. Nsiah Asare has directed that Dr. Banabas Gandau hands over to the Upper West Regional Director of the Service.

Dr. Gandau is expected to return to the University for Development Service where he lectured before he was sent on secondment to the Wa Regional Hospital in February 2016.

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