Ministry of Health Releases 300,000 Ghana Cedis To Accra Psychiatric Hospital
The Ministry of Health has released a sum of 300,000 Ghana cedis, drugs worth 120,000 Ghana Cedis and some consumables to the Accra Psychiatric Hospital to solve some of the immediate challenges.
Nurses at the facility have been on strike since Monday over the poor working conditions and lack of medical supplies. The health minister, Alex Segbefia speaking on the issue said there will be more to follow soon.
“We have made some funding available with more to follow by the end of the week, we’ve also made pharmaceuticals available with more to follow and we are on top of the issue currently. We gave a cheque of GH¢300, 000 yesterday but we have gone out ourselves and bought drugs to the tune of about GH¢120, 000,” Mr Segbefia said on Accra-based Citi FM on Thursday.
“We’ve also given some foodstuffs because even though people donated food, there was a lack of protein, so we were able to give a one month consignment of frozen fish which was collected first thing yesterday morning. So, both on the food side, the pharmaceuticals side and the consumables which we are dealing with today, all things should be back to normal to cover them till at least the budget is read again till February,” he added.
Meanwhile the the National Labor Commission has ordered the striking nurses to return to work after a meeting with the Ministry and the leadership of the nurses.
Source: Kingsley Opoku-Amoako|kapital971.com