YEN.com.gh brings you the true reasons why most Ghanaians fear or hate to visit a government hospital whenever they feel ill. In this article you will find out that most of these reasons also resonates to you.
Access to quality health care remains one of the major concerns of Ghanaians as they always draw close to health facilities that treat them better and help them get rid of the sicknesses that bedevil them.
But unfortunately, various shocking accounts of how people get treated at some public hospitals continue to scare prospective patients from drawing close to such facilities.
It is against this backdrop that YEN.com.gh has put together the major reasons why most Ghanaians just hate government hospitals or polyclinics.
1. Poor patient relations
This remains one of the major cause of headache for patients as complaints over how nurses treat them continue to become even more than the positive.
2. Wrong diagnosis
There have been several instances were patients in these hospitals recount how they get wrongly diagnosed by the doctor. A clear example is being asked to treat Malaria when indeed you real diagnosis should have been something else.
3. The three sisters
When most of us were young, we often hear the term "three sisters" by our parents. These are the three common drugs that most government hospitals administer at the out patient department (OPD) with paracetamol being one of them.
4. Abuse of patient rights to information
Have you noticed that most government hospitals always shy away from helping you know your actual state of well being? It happens most with laboratory reports when doctors mostly get angry to see that patients have read through the result. Even if they never did, they (the doctor) will only glance through the report and prescribe the medication he thinks is best for for. This is against your right as a patient especially when you need to know every little detail about your health care.
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