Junior Doctors Association says media reports about an alleged wrong prescription by a house officer at the Manhyia Government Hospital in Kumasi are inaccurate.

Per the records available, the alleged wrong prescription is untrue, since no prescription was written for a child by the doctor on the said date, the association clarified in a statement.

“The doctor correctly prescribed an intravenous fluid for an adult patient on the surgical ward. The non-availability of the Intravenous fluid prescribed prompted the nurse to call the doctor to delete it from the system to avoid extra billing,” the statement explained.

The statement further added that while they 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.

“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.

“Doctors and Nurses have always had a peaceful collaboration and we will continue to work as a team to provide quality healthcare to our cherished clients and the people of Ghana at large.”


The father of the house officer, who is the Ashanti Regional Director of the NSS, Mr. Opoku-Mensah verbally abused and attacked a nurse at post at the Manhyia Government Hospital in Kumasi for disrespecting his daughter.

The nurse had called the house officer to suggest a change in prescription because what the latter prescribed was unavailable at the pharmacy.

But the house officer is said to have taken offence at how the nurse spoke with her.

The house officer happened to be in the company of the father when she spoke with the nurse on phone. As such, Mr. Opoku-Mensah was infuriated by the turn of events and followed his daughter to the hospital.

In an audio recording, the angry NSS director is heard raining insults on the nurse describing her as an unqualified nurse who gained admission into nursing training school through sexual favours.

“You are very frustrated…Who born dog?…you envy her, you don’t respect. Are you a doctor? Who are you? Are you mad? Is the hospital yours? Stupid idiot.. that your useless nursing that you do, useless woman… Do you know who I am? I am the Regional Director of National Service Scheme. Some of you are under me,” Mr. Opoku-Mensah said in an audio recording that has gone viral.

In response to the development, the GRNMA in a statement says nurses in the facility will embark on a strike action if the government does not sack Mr. Opoku Mensah from his position.

The association has therefore given the government 72 hours ultimatum to act on their demand.