Medical Doctor Slams Government; Says There Are Pressing Medical Challenges In The Country

Medical Doctor Slams Government; Says There Are Pressing Medical Challenges In The Country

  • A medical doctor isn't pleased with the Ghanaian government at all. In a post, he shared his sentiments toward the national cathedral project
  • He stated some pressing needs in the health institution and said that the cathedral is an unnecessary project
  • A screenshot of the Doctor's quote was shared by OMG voice, and it drew a lot of reactions from Ghanaians

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In a Facebook post, a Doctor who goes by the name Dr Silas Joy has shared some anger toward the Ghanaian government.

The Doctor wasn't pleased with the government's plan to build a national cathedral. He says it is unnecessary as the country has a lot of deficiencies in the health sector.

Dr Silas Joy
Photo: Dr Silas Joy MD Source: Silas Agbesi, MD
Source: UGC

He listed a long list of critical health amenities lacking in various hospitals in the country. He made mention of the lack of ICU beds in most hospitals within the various regions. He said:

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10 out of 16 regions in the country don't have ICU beds. 0.5 ICU beds to a population of 100,000 people, not even up to 1 ICU bed. Only 6 regions have 113 Adult ICU beds. Only 2 regions have 36 children ICU beds. A national cathedral is not worthy of being our number one priority.

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According to a study done by Moses Siaw-Frimpong, MD, Sunkaru Touray, MD, and Nana Sefa, MD. There is a massive shortage of ICU beds in the country.

The study shows a disparity in the distribution of ICUs in Ghana. The Greater Accra region was found to have 3 times the national average in terms of ICU capacity.

The study backs Dr, Silas Joy's complaint about the lack of ICU beds in the country.

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Social Media Reacts To Dr Silas' Statement

Prince Bee wasn't too happy as he said:

As it stands now, if there is any opportunity to leave Ghana please do so.

Charlotte Mawulorm also said:

Beats my mind our leaders think the solution is a national cathedral

Cousin L'Autochtone

Please, u can give up on everything but don't give up on trying to leave this country. The future of this country is collateralized.

Dr Amanski: Meet the Ghanaian Doctor who quit KNUST to pursue his childhood dream in Medicine in Ukraine

In other news, YEN.com.gh previously published an article about another Doctor.

Emmanuel Amankrah, who has earned the moniker Dr Amanski, is a Ghanaian doctor at the Lekma Hospital in Accra.

Before earning his medical degree in Ukraine to practice, he quit his Optometry degree at KNUST to pursue his passion for Medicine.

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During the peak of the Covid-19 pandemic, he became the lead Doctor of a team of health practitioners at the Lekma Hospital.

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Geraldo Amartey (Entertainment Editor) Geraldo Amartey is an Entertainment Editor at YEN.com.gh. He pursued a degree in linguistics at the University of Ghana and graduated in 2020. He has over three years of experience in journalism. Geraldo's professional career in journalism started at the Ministry Of Information, where he worked as a writer. You can reach out to him at geraldo.amartey@yen.com.gh.