Members of Ghana Society for Medical Physics

Membership of Ghana Society for Medical Physics is by application

Lt. Col. Richard Otchere Mintah

(Medical Physicist)

Lt. Col. Richard Otchere Mintah



Ghana Armed Forces Critical Care and Emergency Hospital

Lt. Col Richard Otchere Mintah, also known as RO among his peers or RM in the church, was born on the 10th February 1979 at Begoro in the Eastern Region of Ghana. He was commissioned into the Medical Corps of the Ghana Armed Forces on 3rd September 2004, as part of Regular Career Course 44 and Short Service Commission and Special Duties 43.

He started his primary education at Mankranso Local Authority and continued at Oda Camp R/C Primary School and finally completed his Junior Secondary education at 1st Signal Regiment JSS Burma Camp.

He is a proud product of Koforidua Secondary Technical School (Mmerima Mma) where he pursued elective science and completed in 1996.

He had his first degree in Physics at the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology in 2002.

He obtained his Master of Philosophy in Medical Physics with specialization in Diagnostics Radiology at the Graduate School of Nuclear and Allied Sciences-University of Ghana, Legon. He has additional Masters in Defence and International Politics from Ghana Institute of Management and Public Administration.

He is also certified in Magnetic Resonance Imaging Trouble shooting, from the Philips Healthcare Academy-Netherlands. He has done several certificate courses, few amongst which are:

Crisis Management Course, Maritime Security Management Course, International Peace Support Operations Course, Protection of Civilian Course, Occupational Health and Safety Management Systems Awareness. He also holds a certificate in Hospital Administration Project Management Module and is currently a PhD candidate in Health Policy and Management at the University of Ghana Business School. In terms of the things of God, he holds a certificate in Biblical Studies from the Perez University College. He was also ordained as an Elder of the Church of Pentecost and rose to become a presiding elder before he left and joined Jesus Christ Palace in 2013. He was ordained as a Reverend Minister at Trinity Praise Christian Centre De’Bekhorah Temple, Takoradi on 18th August 2018 and was appointed as the Resident Minister of Trinity Praise De’ Megaleio Temple, Nungua, Accra.

He has done all relevant military courses commensurate with his rank. Notable amongst them are Public and non-public accounts course (at Forces Pay Office), fire officers’ course (at Defence MT School), Junior and Senior Staff course at the prestigious Ghana Armed Forces Command and Staff College, Teshie as part of course 44.

He has also participated in a number of United Nation’s Peacekeeping Operations some of which are VIP Platoon Commander in United Nation’s Operation in Cote D’Ivoire (UNOCI-2005), Platoon Commander in United Nation’s Mission in Liberia (UNMIL-2006), Personnel Administrator Charlie, at MINURSO in Western Sahara in 2011 and Operation’s Officer at the United Nations and African Union’s Mission in Darfur, Sudan (UNAMID-2014). He was formerly the Administrative Officer (Medical) at the 37 Military Hospital and is currently the Administrative Officer (Medical) at the Ghana Armed Forces Critical Care and Emergency Hospital.

His research interest is in Diagnostic Radiology and Hospital’s Emergency Response Systems. Lt.Col RO Mintah believes in contributing to the advancement of Medical Physics in the GAFMS with the intent to promote the establishment of a medical imaging and radiotherapy centre of excellence in the Ghana Armed Forces. He also has a passion in emergency response systems and believe in setting up an emergency centre of excellence at the Ghana Armed Forces Critical Care and Emergency Hospital and help ensure the health and safety of the millions of people who undergo treatment each year in his country, Ghana.

He is married to Mrs Ivy Spiro Yaa Mintah and the marriage is blessed with 4 gifts from God namely: Nanadwoa Ofosua Otchere_Mintah, Awuradwoa Amoakoa Otchere-Mintah, Obaapanyin Akosua Mintah and and Obaasima Akosua Mintah.

His passion is to be a source of help and inspiration to humanity, commitment to getting the job done and selfless leadership. His Hobbies include surfing the net and admiring nature.

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