The administration of the Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital in Kumasi has placed a ban on the use of social media while patients and staff are present in the hospital.
According to the hospital, they have taken this step as a measure to curb the rising trend of nurses spending more time on TikTok and other platforms. This step was taken as a measure to curb the rising trend of nurses spending more time on TikTok and other platforms.
The administration of KATH had noticed that a significant number of patients were being ignored while the majority of the nurses were preoccupied with their mobile devices.
According to Professor Otchere Addai-Mensah, who serves as the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the hospital, the lives of patients who come to the facility because it is a referral hospital cannot be put in danger.
He stated that they had blocked the hospital’s “IT system from YouTube and other social media platforms in order to prevent staff from experiencing a potential loss of concentration on patient care while using such platforms.”
At the end-of-year performance review conference held at the hospital in Kumasi, the CEO addressed the heads of the various departments and divisions.