- Doctors at the Tema General Hospital are rejecting internal lab results
- It has emerged that they prefer lab results from private labs dotted around the hospital
- The situation has rendered staff of the hospital idle
Information reaching YEN.com.gh has uncovered a worrying development at the Tema General Hospital in the Greater Accra Region.
Doctors at the facility have been accused of rejecting results from the hospital’s laboratory.
According to a Starr News report, the doctors frequently recommend to patients who visit the facility to “conduct their lab tests at private facilities within the area instead of the hospital’s lab.”
The worrying development rendered staff of the hospital who are on the state’s payroll idle, the report stated.
Investigations by the privately-owned media house uncovered that tests run at the hospital’s labs are completely rejected by some of the doctors.
They will then request that the patient goes for a refund from the hospital and then instruct the patient to have his or her test conducted at a private lab.
The doctors will write the names of these private labs at the back of the prescription with his or her request and name.
“There are many instances our labs run results and they will reject it and even recommend to the patients to come for their money. And often, the patients come for the money and then go out to do the same tests,” a source at the facility told the Accra-based news organisation.
One of the victims of these nefarious conducts by some of the doctors opened up on her ordeal. The mother of a patient said she was forced to conduct the lab test at the hospital despite a private facility being recommended to her because the cost at the private lab was too exorbitant.
After running the tests for Blood C/S at the hospital, the doctor refused it, asking her to “take care of her child herself, if she won’t do as he asked,” the outlet reported.
In other news, Fathia Ayodele Kareem, a former Wesley Girls High School student, has opened up about her three years’ stay at the Cape Coast-based school.
Kareem attended Wesley Girls High School from 2006 to 2009.
Narrating her torturous ordeal in a Facebook post sighted by YEN.com.gh, Kareem who is now a Medical Doctor said authorities at her alma mater prevented her from contesting for the school’s prefectship because she is a Muslim.
Kareem’s ‘tell it all’ post is coming on the back of the school’s recent raging scandal.
It will be recalled that Muslim students were stopped from observing the just-ended month of Ramadan.