The Ghana Medical Association (GMA) has described the attack on Dr David Kolbila, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Tamale Teaching Hospital (TTH) as ‘barbaric’.

The President of GMA, Doctor Frank Ankobia who bemoaned the development said perpetrators should immediately be brought to book by the security agencies.

“This matter of attacks at the hospital is not the first and I’m sure won’t be the last. The security agencies need to bring these hoodlums to book and prosecute them because we can’t risk our lives like that,” he demanded.


The Chief Executive Officer of the Tamale Teaching hospital in the Northern region Dr David Zaawumya Kolbila was allegedly assaulted by members of an NPP affiliated vigilante group, Kandahar Boys, after they stormed the hospital.

The incident occurred Monday morning.

The CEO’s office was locked and the key taken away by the irate group who accuse him of incompetence.

Dr David Kolbila has, however, been reinstated.

But Frank Ankobia told Adom FM’s Morning Show Dwaso Nsem that if concrete steps are not taken to deal with the canker, the GMA will not hesitate to ask its members to stay off the hospital premises until their safety can be assured.

He called on government not to reward such acts by kowtowing to the demands of these misfits.


Mr Ankobia noted that it was important that the Traditional and Religious Leaders come together with other stakeholders to quickly deal with this matter and nip the canker in the bud.

Meanwhile, Adom News’ Illiasu Abdul Rauf has reported on the morning show that nurses at the facility have withdrawn all OPD services in protest over the attack on their CEO.