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Nursing mothers and pregnant women sleep on bare floor at the hospital due to lack of beds to contain them
Nursing mothers and pregnant women sleep on bare floor at the hospital due to lack of beds to contain them

Kwahu Govt Hospital workers threaten strike

THE MANAGEMENT of the Kwahu Government Hospital has threatened to embark on a strike  if the government fails to provide them with logistics and replace equipment that is not functional in the hospital.

Speaking to the media, the Administrator for the hospital, Mr Kwame Ampadu said, most of their vehicles, especially their ambulance had broken down, forcing them to convert their hearse to an ambulance for emergency cases.

He stated that they had not received any money from the National Health Insurance Authority (NHIA) for the past one year to run the hospital.

Mr Ampadu added that the hospital had been buying most of it essential drugs on credit to run the National Health Insurance Scheme programme, making them indebted to many pharmaceutical companies.

He said their only source of income is the mortuary department, which is very minimal to sustain operations at the hospital.

Mr  Ampadu said staff attrition is also one of the major challenges facing the hospital.

He therefore pleaded with authorities of the NHIA and government to immediately release funds and post health professionals to the facility to enable them to carry out their duties effectively. GNA

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