-Dr. Felix Anyaah has accused the Ministry of Health for being a reason for the 'no bed' syndrome in the country
- He said they have stalled a project that could make the country have a facility with a 20,000 bed capacity
Dr. Felix Anyaah, the immediate past Acting Chief Executive Officer of the Korle Bu Teaching Hospital, has accused the Ministry of Health of being part of the reason for the ‘no bed’ syndrome that has hit the nation, because of their refusal to construct a new emergency center at the facility.
He explained that officials at the Ministry are sabotaging a $55 million project for no reason in which the facility would benefit from 20,000 beds.
According to him, the facility which was started five years ago has not been a top priority of the ministry. He said because of this, people die needlessly at the facility.
“Tuesday was the second day I shed tears because some people paid with their lives for small things we have failed to fix as a country.
“When Joy News reported the death of a 70-year-old man who died because he did not get a bed after going around seven hospitals in the capital, I was upset,” he said to Raymond Acquah on Joy News Channel’s ‘Upfront’ programme.
In a report first filed by Myjoyonline.com, the owner of Holy Trinity Hospital and Spa expressed surprise at how decisionmakers only look out for their selfish interest when donors are willing to push money into the hospital to save lives.
He cited a document from the Foreign Affairs Ministry warning the Health Ministry of unjustifiably withdrawing from a Kuwait government donation funds.
The Saudi Kuwait government donated over $55 million to build a modern-day Accident and Emergency Centre for KBTH but Dr Anyaah claims some people at the Health Ministry are drawing from the account.
“For almost six years, people are sitting down chopping from this account…” he said adding the policy on projects at the KBTH has to be looked at.
Dr. Anyaah is one of the four CEOs of top state institutions who were asked to go home by the president on June 6. The president also asked Ms Gifty Klenam, the CEO of GEPA, as well as the Director General of the Ghana Ports and Harbours Authority (GPHA), Paul Asare Ansah; BOST CEO, Alfred Obeng to go home.
But the Korle Bu CEO said he was asked to go home because of his age.
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