- Korle-Bu Teaching Hospital is in a crisis state as patients at emergency wards get attended to on bare floors
- This development follows an order not to turn away patients for lack of beds
- A concerned nurse fears the situation could result in the loss of lives
Access to health care at the Korle-Bu Teaching Hospital seems to be in tatters as pictures have shown patients at the emergency wards treated on the bare floor.
The minister of health had earlier ordered all public hospitals against turning away patients over the non-availability of beds.
As it stands now, public hospitals across the country are abiding by this new directive and the results, based on pictures from the Korle-Bu Teaching Hospital are just depressing.
The pressure to deliver quality healthcare in such difficult circumstances saw a registered nurse at the emergency unit of the hospital express stark concerns over the situation at hand.
"Korle Bu is overwhelmed...some patients sit outside with their IV fluids stuck in them. The place is full. The beds are full. The corridors leading up to the restrooms are filled. Patients in bad condition are sitting on the floor,” he revealed in an interview with Joy FM after his post on Facebook.
As it stands now, Ghana's health system is in a state of crisis as the patient to doctor ratio which stands at 8000 Ghanaians to one medical doctor.
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Public health institutions as the Korle-Bu Teaching Hospital, 37 Military Hospital, and Ridge Hospitals continue to be overwhelmed by the increased number of patients admitted especially to the emergency wards on a daily basis.
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