Dropped Hijacked HIV/Aids Car

  • · Now Focuses On TB Unit Vehicle

Prosper Agbenyega

The Board Chairman of Korle-Bu Teaching Hospital, Prof. Rev. Seth Andrew Aryeetey who had been caught at the centre of controversies surrounding the misuse of a Green Toyota Hilux with registration number GE 8982 Y given to the Fevers Unit by the Global Fund for HIV work, has decided to abandon the use of the said car as result of the media publications exposing his nefarious activities at the hospital.

Indeed the media publications have really given him tough time as according our sources, he (Prof. Aryeetey) has directed the hospital driver, Richard, who used to drive him in the said car, never to come and pick him anymore.

However, checks conducted at the premier hospital have revealed that, even though the Board Chairman has decided to stop using the HIV car, he has not aborted his ‘cruelty’ toward the suffering patients at the hospital.

It is however revealed that, he has thus diverted all his attention to the Tuberculosis (TB) Unit car. The Ghanaian Trust investigations have led to interesting situations in that the Board Chairman is has now decided to be using a TB Unit car, a Toyota Land Cruiser, ash in colour with registration number AV 1741 X for his rounds.

Our checks are that, the TB Car in question was the car he used for the trip to the Volta Region on Wednesday January 11, 2012, where they held the so-called retreat. Investigations have led to the revelation that Prof. Aryeetey, who could have used the HIV car, was unable to do so as result of the publications but rather used the TB vehicle.

It could be recalled that The Ghanaian Trust Newspaper has carried a story in its 45th edition about the attempts by Prof. Aryeetey to cripple the hospital by messing up with its resources. A Log Book in the possession of The Ghanaian Trust detailing journeys made by the Board Chairman with this vehicle, indicting him has it that he only uses the HIV car as a transport to and from work.

In that publication, we brought to our readers how the Board Chairman Rev. Prof. Seth Aryeetey has been using the hospital car for his personal rounds against the Transport Policy of the Ministry of Health.

The Policy, which states on its page 9 (2.2.8.2) that; “Station Wagons shall be used for long distance journeys only,” and on its page 10 (2.2.8.8) that “Vehicles shall not be used to transport staff to and from work. In exceptional cases such as long working hours, heads of institutions shall authorize the use of official vehicles,” is being flouted with impunity.

The car, a Green Toyota Hilux with registration number GE 8982 Y was initially given to the Fevers Unit at Korle-Bu by the Global Fund and was to be used for HIV work, for visiting patients and conveying drugs. According to investigation, the car is no longer being used for that purpose but rather use in conveying Prof. Aryeetey from his house at East Legon to his office at the Medical School and back, in strict contravention of the MOH Policy.

This development according to sources has made it very difficult for the Fevers Unit to intensify their monitoring services on HIV patients and as well deliver drugs on time. It is also interesting to note that as and when the Fevers Unit needs the vehicle for their official assignments, Prof. Aryeetey prevents them from using it because he would be using it for his personal assignments.

Now the TB Unit is also being stressed because the limited resources are being abused by no other person but the Board Chairman.

Meanwhile, checks conducted have revealed that Prof. Aryeetey is being given fuel coupons in his capacity as the Board Chairman of the hospital, but he continues to gallons of Diesel for the car.

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