by Stephen Kwabena Effah

August 21, 2017


MoH to find funds to settle GHC3m debt of Ankaful Psychiatric Hospital

The Ministry of Health says it will work towards getting funds to settle the indebtedness of the Ankaful Psychiatric Hospital to avoid early discharge of patients receiving treatment.

Authorities at the Hospital revealed Monday that the facility owes creditors to the tune of 3 million cedis, as funds from government have delayed.

The situation, they explained, was affecting the running of the Hospital, noting feeding of patients has become a burden for them.

They thus served notice of their intention to send home more than 100 patients.

But Public Relations Officer of the ministry of health Robert Kudjo told 3FM Monday that government was working to address the financial challenges of the Hospital.

“I think these are funding challenges raised within the year but it’s being addressed. Some funds were raised some months back but I guess it was inadequate.

“We will work around it to ensure the situation doesn’t get to that stage [of sending patients home]. I can’t say specifically but as and when the funds are released, the hospital will receive it”

By Sarah Parku|3FM|3news.com|Ghana

One Comment

  • acquaah-harrison says:

    As and when the funds …..
    Is the PRO aware that even today patients are having to be fed? Public Servants react to these crises situations as if they are not important.I wonder what he would say if his employer told him that his pay will be made available to him as and when funds are found and there was no clear statement as to when, When is “WHEN”
    Please sit up and be more realistic to the plight of the marginalised and voiceless.When is “WHEN”

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