Reports have revealed that some patients who go on admission at the Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital (KATH) often leave the hospital after discharge without settling their bills.
According a news report by Kasapa FM, these occurrences have managed to run down the hospital’s surgical directorate; the unit now runs at a loss.
The investigative piece also showed that some patients were able to leave the hospital after discharge without settling their bills whereas others were able to illegally negotiate for a reduction in the actual amount to pay.
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The report further indicated that the Medical Director (MD) of KATH Dr. Baffour Awuah aided some patients to leave after agreement to settle the bill at a later date.
Meanwhile, the hospital laws say, a patient would have to refer to the social welfare before payment of his/her bills can be delayed, yet several these ‘run away’ patients do not go through such procedures.