|The Director-General of the Ghana Health Service, Dr. Nsiah Asare has explained why some of the health facilities started under the erstwhile Mahama administration have not been completed.|
According to former President John Mahama there are not enough hospitals to cater for patients who will be transported by the recently commissioned ambulances.
“All the hospitals that were being built to improve access to healthcare, you have brought them to a standstill and instead you are glorifying in distributing ambulances? Where do ambulances take sick people? They take them to the hospitals and so your priority should be to complete the hospitals so that if an accident happens and you pick the patient, you’ll have a good facility to take them to . . . and yet Fomena Hospital, Kumawu Hospital, Abetifi, Bekwai, Tepa, Upper West Regional Hospital in Wa, Bolgatanga hospitals, University of Ghana Health Center, Bank Hospital, International Maritime Hospital, all those hospitals we started have all come to a standstill. Yet you are distributing ambulances, and so you pick the person and send them where? And they say there is no bed, and then you get there, they’ll have to put a plastic chair in accident and emergency wards for the people to sit in? I mean there’s a complete loss of prioritization,” he said while addressing Ghanaians in his second Facebook Live video session.
Speaking to this on UTV‘s ‘Mpu Ne Mpu‘ programme, Dr. Nsiah Asare expressed surprise at the former President’s comments.
He explained the circumstances surrounding the numerous hospitals which have been left to the mercy of weather by the former President.
“I’m surprised at him (John Mahama) . . . they should show us the facility which they say we have abandoned,” Dr. Nsiah Asare said.
He said President Akufo-Addo’s government is doing all it can in mobilizing funds to ensure that all the hospitals are completed on time to cater for Ghanaians.
|Source: Rebecca Addo Tetteh/Peacefmonline.com|
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