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President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has re-appointed Dr Felix Kwaku Anyah to the health sector.
This time around, Dr Anyah has been made the board chairman of the Ho Teaching Hospital.
This was in consultation with the Council of State after his performance as the first chairman of the first board of the Ho regional hospital, which, in April 2009, was upgraded to a teaching hospital.
Speaking after taking the oath of office and oath of secrecy, Dr Anyah expressed his gratitude to the president for the opportunity to serve and pledged the board’s commitment to effectively and efficiently help manage the hospital.
The Executive Chairman of Holy Trinity Medical Centre also promised to develop the teaching hospital into an enviable facility.
Dr Anyah said he will transform the hospital into a quaternary service provider that will liaise with international accreditation bodies such as JCI International, in order to promote medical/health tourism to the hospital and the Volta Region, as well as make Ghana a medical tourism hub.
“I am passionate about health and wellness tourism,” he said, adding: “With my experience in health, medical and wellness tourism is a vehicle that if we take seriously and put in the right mechanisms, we can attract clients from the sub-region and change our financials.”
The other members of the board are Mr Ernest Yao Gaewu, legal practitioner; Dr Emmanuel Kofi Amponsah, medical practitioner; Dr Prince Sodoke Amuzu, an allied health professional; Dr Audu Rauf, a pharmacist; Mr Felix Nyante, head of the Nursing and Midwifery Council; Prof John Gyapong, a representative of the University Council; Dr Sylvia Ayele Deganus, a representative of the University Council; Mr Victor Andy Danku, a private sector businessperson and Dr John Tampouri; CEO, Ho Teaching Hospital.
The board was inaugurated by the Minister of Health, MR Kwaku Agyeman-Manu.