- Health Minister visits Korle Bu hospital; as three surgical clinics shut down.
- Three surgical clinics [Urology Clinic, General Surgery Clinic and Neurosurgery Clinic]
Of the Korle Bu hospital are undergoing renovation.
- A senior surgeon at the hospital says the explanation given by the managers of the facility for the closure of three surgical clinics is untrue.
Health Minister, Alex Segbefia has toured the Korle Bu teaching hospital Monday morning with the hospital’s chief executive, Dr. Gilbert Buckle.
The minister’s visit come on the back of the closure of three surgical clinics - Urology Clinic, General Surgery Clinic and Neurosurgery Clinic.
Mr. Segbefia said his visit is getting him abreast with the situation in the hospital.
The hospital in a statement said the temporary shutdown is to allow for rehabilitation works and retooling for quality healthcare delivery.
The statement added that emergency cases in the affected areas will however be attended to after prior arrangement are made in such cases.
According to the CEO of the hospital, Dr. Buckle the three clinics will be reopened in March.
Meanwhile, a Senior Surgeon at the Korle-Bu Teaching Hospital in an interview on the Citi Breakfast Show Monday said the reasons given for the closure of parts of the facility are untrue.
He noted that the surgical clinics have not been functioning for the past two years.
“The situation in Korle-Bu is very disturbing and some of us think that as a nation, we are not being sufficiently responsible for ourselves and the people that we treat. Health is an important issue and if as a nation, we keep on deceiving ourselves, then we are not being responsible. The issue at Intensive Care at Korle-Bu is a very serious matter that has lingered on for a very long time, but we all seem not to be bothered about it. And what is worse is when people who know what to do decide to hide information such that nobody has access to that information which will help everyone out of the situation,” the doctor who spoke on anonymity said.