Ridge, Police, and 37 hospitals reject prison officer with hypertensive emergency over ‘no bed syndrome'

Ridge, Police, and 37 hospitals reject prison officer with hypertensive emergency over ‘no bed syndrome'

News reaching YEN.com.gh indicates that three public hospitals in Accra have refused a prison officer admission because they do not have beds.

Ridge, Police, and 37 hospitals reject prison officer with hypertensive emergency over ‘no bed syndrome'
Ridge, Police, and 37 hospitals reject prison officer with hypertensive emergency over ‘no bed syndrome'
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Second Class Officer, Stephen Nyarko, who is based in Kete-Krachie in the Oti Region was turned away by the Police, Ridge, and 37 Military Hospitals after he was struck by hypertensive emergency.

Authorities at the facilities rejected Nyarko because the beds to admit him were simply not there.

According to Starrfm.com.gh, Nyarko was rushed to the capital in an ambulance from his Kete-Krachie base for emergency medical attention only for him to be told he could not be admitted to those three hospitals because there were no beds.

Nyarko was sent to the senior correctional center (Bolsta) infirmary for monitoring, the outlet reported after his family tried unsuccessfully to have him given medical attention in the ambulance at the Police Hospital.

This is coming on the back of the death of a 12-year-old constituent of the Member of Parliament for Ningo Prampram, Sam George, due to the dreaded “no bed syndrome” in public hospitals across the country.

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In a detailed narration on Facebook, the maverick NDC legislator narrated how the father of the 12-year-old constituent had called him for emergency assistance.

According to Sam George, all efforts to transfer the unconscious boy from the Battor Catholic Hospital to the Korle-Bu Teaching Hospital were unsuccessful as the response he had was; “no beds available”.

A Medical Officer with the Korle Bu Teaching Hospital, Dr. Hadi Mohammed Abdullah, also recounted how he failed to secure a bed at his own ward at the facility when he had an emergency.

“You’ll be surprised that there was no bed for me. Last month I had an emergency while at work, I needed to be admitted to my own ward. You won’t believe it, there was no space for me,” he stated in a recent interview.

YEN.com.gh has earlier reported a worrying development at the Tema General Hospital in the Greater Accra Region.

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Doctors at the facility have been accused of rejecting results from the hospital’s laboratory.

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,” Starr News reported.

It has now emerged that the worrying development happens in all public hospitals.

Confirming the Starr News’ investigative report, the General Secretary of the Ghana Association of Medical Laboratory Scientists, Dr. Adu-Gyamfi, said doctors rejecting internal lab results is not new.

The worrying development rendered staff of the hospital who are on the state’s payroll idle, the report stated.

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