General News of Sun, 17 Jun 201859

'No Bed Syndrome': when I was constructing Hospital, they said we don't eat them - Mahama

Former President John Dramani Mahama has taken a swipe at the ruling New Patriotic Party (NPP) over the ongoing debate on the ‘No Bed Syndrome’.

The former leader in a tweet said he was attacked by his opponents over the investments made in the health sector and the construction of hospitals across the country.

Mr Mahama in the tweet described the death of a 70-year-old man, Anthony Opoku-Acheampong, over the lack of beds as a “very sad development.”

Mr Mahama says the ongoing debate is a reminder that providing infrastructure is key despite the then-opposition New Patriotic Party’s (NPP) retorts that Ghanaians could not eat infrastructure like roads.

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‘’Very sad development. There are some who said “we don’t eat roads! We don't eat hospitals!” We must expand access to health facilities across the country,’’ he tweeted.

The 70-year-old man died in his car at the LEKMA hospital after seven hospitals in Accra turned him away over claims there were no beds.

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