On 11th April, a letter addressed to Offei-Palm and signed by the Chief Executive Officer of the hospital, Dr. Gilbert Buckle, has instructed him to “handover any property of the hospital in his possession to his immediate supervisor"
Charles Offei-Palm was barred in March by the management of the hospital for allegedly defying the a media policy by granting an interview to an Accra-based radio station, during which he made some offensive comments against the management. He was later referred to the hospital’s disciplinary committee.
A letter calling for his removal from post as president of KOSSA read, “following your interdiction and non-appearance for disciplinary hearing, the Disciplinary Committee has proceeded in your absence and found you guilty of the offences leveled against you as per your interdiction letter. Upon the recommendations of the Disciplinary Committee, your appointment with the Korle-Bu Teaching Hospital is terminated with effect from 6th April, 2016.”
The letter also noted that Mr. Offei-Palm will receive one month pay, in lieu of notice which will be paid to him at the end of April.
“You have 3 months, with effect from the date of your termination, to vacate your official accommodation and hand over the keys to the Head of Estates,” the letter said. But speaking to Pulse Ghana, General Secretary of the association, Mr.James Oblitey said the President [Charles Offei-Palm] is still at post.
“We all woke up this morning to hear all those noise but I want to assure you that as it speaks now,the president is still at post , he is not been sacked and have not received any letter from anybody. We assume that the letter distributed last two weeks have now gotten to some of the journalist and spreading it.”