As part of the Global Network Advance Management week celebrations, students of the Executive Masters of Business Administration programme of the University of Ghana Business School (UGBS), together with students from Yale School of Management and Haas School of Business, University of California Berkeley, visited the University of Ghana Medical Center (UGMC) and the Korle-Bu Medical and Surgical Skills Institute on the 10th and 12th of June 2019 respectively.
The purpose of both visits was to enlighten the students on the activities of the hospitals and the challenges facing them. In an interaction with Dr. Darius Osei, the acting Chief Executive Officer of the University of Ghana Medical Center, he indicated that the hospital is an extension of tertiary care. He further added that, UGMC serves a referral centre for doctors who want to specialise in advanced levels of medicine. Dr. Osei also noted that the main challenge faced by the hospital is the lack of Ghanaian medical specialists. “Renowned Ghanaian specialists are not willing to come down to assist the hospital in their various activities. This has delayed the startup of the medical center”, he elaborated.
At the Korle-Bu Medical and Surgical Skills Institute, a presentation was made by Dr. Nii Adu Aryee, the Head of Department of the Institute, on the affairs of the health facility. He stated that, the Medical and Surgical Skills Institute was established in 2005. As a surgical skills training center, its core functions are to provide surgical and consultancy services as well as offer training and conduct research. Dr. Aryee revealed that just like every organisation, MSSI also has both recruiting and managerial challenges. At the end of the presentation, the students were given the opportunity to ask questions.
The visit ended with the students taken on a tour around the various facilities in the hospitals.
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