Junior Doctors’ Association, Ghana defended a doctor whose dad had an angry phone chat with a nurse.
The phone call, which was leaked, shows the doctor’s father, Alex Opoku-Mensah, criticizing the nurse.
The Ashanti Region section of the Ghana Registered Nurses and Midwives Association (GRNMA) called for Mr Opoku-resignation Mensah’s on November 29. He has subsequently apologized.
Junior physicians say the doctor did nothing wrong.
“While we do not condone the actions of the father, it is imperative to set the records straight on the falsehood being peddled to bring the professional competence of the doctor into disrepute,” a statement issued on Tuesday said.
Jointly signed by President of the Junior Doctors’ Association, Ghana Dr Louisa A. Nkrumah and Secretary Dr Norbert Kipo, the statement said the information put out there about the doctor and her alleged wrong prescription “is untrue, according to the hospital management and records available”.
“We, therefore, entreat all media houses to pull down their broadcast concerning the alleged wrong prescription of medication and entreat the general public to disregard such allegations against the doctor.”
It insists doctors and nurses have had a cordial working relationship and “we will continue to work as a team to provide quality healthcare to our cherished clients and the people of Ghana at large”.