GHC1 Million approved for Accra Psychiatric Hospital on top of GHC300,000 from Ministry Of Health

GHC1 Million approved for Accra Psychiatric Hospital on top of GHC300,000 from Ministry Of Health

GHC1 Million approved for Accra Psychiatric Hospital on top of GHC300,000 from Ministry Of Health

It seems as though the strike by the Nurses of the Accra Psychiatric Hospital was just what that institution needed. Because afterwards, even though the nurses were ordered back to work, GHC 300,000 was given out to the ailing institution from the Ministry of Health, plus additional GHC 1 million allocated to the institution from the Ministry of Finance, the later still pending payment.

GHC1 Million approved for Accra Psychiatric Hospital on top of GHC300,000 from Ministry Of Health

Public Relations Officer for the Ministry of Health, Mr. Tony Goodman, stated in an interview that although funds from the Ministry of Finance were still pending payment, the Ministry of Health saw fit to 'pre-finance' the Accra Psychiatric Hospital as a short term solution; especially considering the conditions staff of the institution were working under.

Mr Kwaku A. Brobbey, head of communications of the Accra Psychiatric Hospital, expressed gratitude towards government for stepping in and making provisions for the institute. But he also pointed out that these measures - the money allocated by the MoH - are only a short term solution, because mental health treatment is supposed to be free in Ghana and therefore more would have to be done.

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