No bed Syndrome: Hospital Administrators sabotaging government – MP

Sun, 19 Aug 2018 Source: mynewsgh.com

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A member of the Parliamentary Select Committee on Health, Dr. Kwadwo Appiah Kubi is of the view that Ghanaians should not blame the government for the infective operations of the health facilities in the country which has led to the no bed syndrome but rather hold health administrators responsible for that.

“With the no bed syndrome and other things happening at our various hospitals, most of them are not the faults of the government but the administrators of the facilities”.

Dr. Kwadwo Appiah Kubi who doubles as MP for Atwima Kwawuma revealed this in an interview with Oyerepa Fm in Kumasi monitored by MyNewsGh.com.

The legislator also wondered why at this stage, there have been no solid discussions regarding policies on how the health sector of the country can be sanitized.

“In health, the country has really improved very significantly but we can do more,” he noted.

“Why can’t we have a roundtable discussion and collaborate to notify all areas lacking beds and how we can expand beds at the hospitals?" he quizzed.

Dr. Appiah Kubi argued that some attitudes of health workers are responsible for the no bed syndrome people often witness or hear about.

According to him, favouritism and discriminatory attitudes portrayed by health workers is the major cause of the predicament.

“For instance when you go to hospitals and you are rich or a prominent personality, they will get a bed for you no matter what”. He alleged.

He furthered his argument by citing an instance where a retired medical doctor who was affected by the no bed syndrome at the point of death was offered bed because he later revealed his social status.

“After he revealed he was a former medical director the facility was able to get a bed for him to be treated,” he marvelled.

When asked by Nana Jantuah if parliament is not responsible for the circumstance by not enacting laws to do away with those bad attitudes he disputed and said there are laws.

“Parliament is not responsible for the enforcement of the law,” he explained.

He further insisted that health administrators must strictly sanction offenders who may be found guilty of the act to serve as deterrent other staff.

Source: mynewsgh.com
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