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20-Jun-2018  
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The Member of Parliament for Ledzokuku, Dr Okoe Boye, has called for specialized hospitals in the country to address the inadequate bed situation in emergency healthcare in the country.

According to Dr Boye, it appeared that all major hospitals in the country were categorized as general hospitals and that he said was not helpful adding that “if hundred hospitals are constructed and all are generalized inadequate beds would still remain a challenge”.

He cited for instance having about a 90 percent bed dedicated for the specialized care such as emergency or maternal health for effective healthcare delivery was apt adding that “that way focus would be on the specialized care otherwise once an emergency unit gets full, people would be turned away and we need to prevent that”

The MP who made the call when he appeared on a Ghana Television(GTV) talking point programme, on the “Topic Healthcare Delivery in Ghana said Ghana needs strong medical protocols on emergency situations.

Referring to recent event where a 70-year old man, died after being turned away by seven facilities for lack of bed, the MP who is a medical practitioner recounted how two years ago a pregnant woman was turned away from four facilities because there were no beds and added “there are many people who have become victims of this no bed syndrome and we need to address it”


 
 
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