Korle-Bu will not admit minor cases -Health minister
- Ghanaians have been urged not to take urgent cases to the Korle-Bu Hospital
- The no-bed crisis at the Korle-Bu Teaching Hospital has caused many deaths
- Anas Aremeyaw Anas has hinted of plans to investigate happenings at the hospital
Management of the Korle-Bu Teaching Hospital has been ordered not to attend to minor cases like headaches, fever and malaria.
This directive is coming from the sector minister of health, Kwaku Agyemang Manu, who has revealed that the hospital is currently overstretched with many emergency cases.
“Korle Bu was set up initially as a strict referral facility. When it comes to emergencies, we can’t send people away from Korle Bu. But by our conduct too now all of us want to go to Korle Bu without referrals,” he revealed.
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The no-bed crisis has not only caused many deaths in the hospital but also left hundreds of patients to get attended to on the bare floor.
YEN.com.gh had reported on how the development had convulsed a certified nurse to post photos of how dire the situation has been.
Also investigative journalist, Anas Aremeyaw Anas, has dropped a hint of investigating developments happening at the Korle-Bu Teaching Hospital.
As it stands now, one Ghanaian shares an ambulance with over 50,000 Ghanaians as 80 percent of the country's ambulance are faulty and left to rot.
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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