Former President John Agyekum Kufuor’s personal physician has criticized the government’s communication team for the way it handled the health and medical information of Vice President Dr. Mahamoud Bawumia.
Dr. Bettina Ama Boohene-Andah, said the management of information concerning the health status of Vice President, Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia leaves much to be desired.
Dr. Bawumia traveled to the United Kingdom a week ago on medical leave after he was reported sick according to a statement issued by the Presidency.
Dr. Boohene-Andah who was speaking with veteran journalist, Kwaku-Sakyi-Addo, recommended that there should be uniform communication about the health status of a head of state, between all relevant parties before the public is informed.
“If a statement is going to go out, the politician should come together with the security and the medical team. We [medical team] give bare facts with the consent of the patient but as to how it is managed between security and his handlers, that is the problem,” she said.
She added; “We need to get the doctors or medical team, to communicate effectively with the politicians who are going to come out with the statements because what happens is that – doctor knows this is what is going on, the politician or whoever is working with the President or Vice President knows something else and so they come out with a statement. Doctor is not happy but is not going say anything until the President has told him that they should do, so it ends up being a bit messy.”