The opening of some major health facilities completed by the erstwhile Mahama regime and establishing of same could have curbed the no bed syndrome, save the lives of many Ghanaians and also save the life of the 70 years old man who was denied health care after roaming seven key health centres in the capital, Johnson Aseidu Nketia has said.
“Health care is administed at the hospital, if you have health insurance and do not have hospitals to dispense health care, it makes the health insurance non-profitable, so therefore, we should look at establishing more hospitals” he said.
According to the General Secretary of the Opposition National Democratic Congress NDC, government’s inability to respond to the health needs of the people by not putting facilities such as the University of Ghana Medical Centre to use has contributed to the death of Anthony Opoku-Acheampon.
The 70-year-old man reportedly died in his car at the LEKMA Hospital at Teshie in Accra after he had been turned away by seven hospitals because they claimed they had no beds to admit him.
General Mosquito as he is affectionately called stated that there’s no need to have the multi-million-dollar University of Ghana Medical Centre still closed.
“Everyone knows we’ve improved a lot, when this government took over, the ones that we’ve built and completed, the government has refused to open them and they continue to debate about it. If that 600 bed capacity hospital at Legon had been opened, wouldn’t it be possible for the doctor to get a bed to treat the patient and also decongest some hospitals”. He questioned?