The management of the National Service Scheme (NSS) has suspended the Ashanti regional director, Alex Opoku-Mensah, for two months without pay over an altercation he had with a nurse at the Manhyia Government Hospital in late November 2022.
Opoku-Mensah, popularly called Omens, was recorded after he waded into a misunderstanding between a female nurse on duty and a doctor identified as his daughter.
He was subsequently suspended when the tape went viral to pave way for an internal investigation.
A letter dated 23 December 2022 and addressed to Opoku-Mensah said the committee of enquiry recommended for the two months suspension without pay.
“After the suspension, you are to report to the head office to work under supervision,” the executive director of the NSS Osei Assibey Antwi said in the letter seen by Asaaseradio.com.
“Within seven days upon receipt of this notice, you are also to issue an official apology to the National Service Scheme for bringing the name of the scheme into disrepute,” the letter added.
Over 360 nurses and midwives at Manhyia District Hospital went on strike on 2 December 2022 over the issue, to press for the dismissal of Opoku-Mensah, for allegedly abusing their colleague.
The strike was called off a few days later after government officials intervened.