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The 'No Bed' Syndrome must end with immediate effect-Ghanaians

Written by  Jun 12, 2018
Listeners of Rainbow Radio 87.5Fm have expressed their concerns and shared their emotions and experiences concerning the lack of beds in hospitals which has led to the death of innocent lives in the country. The listeners shared their experiences during the phone in segment on Frontline hosted by Kwame Tutu. A guest, Obiri Yeboah, came to share his experience on the “lack of beds” syndrome by hospitals in the country, a situation which has led to the demise of his father, Anthony Opoku-Acheampon after been rejected by six hospitals including the nation’s well known Korle-Bu Teaching Hospital. Some of listeners complained of the “no bed” situation they also experienced whileothers gave complains of not getting first aid treatment at the hospitals they visited with emergency cases. Some listeners also complained bitterly of the attitudes of some doctors and nurses in the hospitals when emergency cases are reported at these facilities. The listeners called on authorities to put in measures to address the challenges confronting the health sector. They also underscored the need for medical officers to provide first aid to patients before they refer them to other facilities to prevent deaths. One of the listener advised hospitals should be inspected frequently to ensure they have the proper health care systems and equipment to run the place. Moreover more hospital beds and qualified nurses should be considered when hospitals are set up to ensure the safety of lives in the nation. The 70-year-old man reportedly died in his car at the LEKMA Hospital in Accra, after seven hospitals turned him away over claims that there were no beds. The late Prince Anthony Opoku Acheampong was the CEO of Printhony Printing Press in Adabraka, a suburb of Accra. His company is reported to be the suppliers of stationery for C&J Medicare Hospital also in Adabraka, where he was first turned away. By: Nicholas Nii Nai Afful (Intern, Rainbow Radio)
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