Let's ban top officials from traveling abroad to see a doctor - Okudzeto Ablakwa

Let's ban top officials from traveling abroad to see a doctor - Okudzeto Ablakwa

- Okudzeto Ablakwa want a ban placed on government officials seeking healthcare abroad

- The North Tongu MP is frustrated about Ghana’s lax healthcare system

- His concern follows the death of a 12-year-old to no-bed-syndrome

Member of Parliament for the North Tongu Constituency, Samuel Okudzeto Ablakwa, has charged President Akufo Affo to with immediate effect, ban government appointees from seeking medical care abroad.

This he believes will compel government to fix the challenges in the health care system. This call comes on the back of the death of a 12-year-old boy due to no bed syndrome.

Let's ban top officials from traveling abroad to see a doctor - Okudzeto Ablakwa
Let's ban top officials from traveling abroad to see a doctor - Okudzeto Ablakwa (Photo: Facebook/Samuel Okudjeto Ablakwa)
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Ningo Prampram MP Sam George who first broke the story on social media revealed that the deceased had been referred from the Battor Catholic Hospital to the Korle-Bu Teaching Hospital, but was refused admission citing lack of beds.

According to Sam George another attempt was made to transfer the deceased to 37 military hospital but that was also thwarted due to inability to procure an ambulance.

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The 12 year old boy later died after 5 hour struggle get him transferred to Accra. Member of Parliament for the area Samuel Okudzeto Ablakwa described the development as unacceptable.

“I make a plea for a complete ban of government officials from seeking medical care abroad. Let us fix our broken health system to protect Ghanaian lives. This must end. What happened to all the uncompleted hospitals across the country?,” he fumed during his presentation at the Ubuntu Lions Club event.

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