Today in History: When I was constructing hospitals, they said we don't eat them – Mahama on 'no bed syndrome'
The passing away of a 70-year-old man over the lack of beds at LEKMA hospital resurrected the debate of ‘no bed syndrome’.
Former President John Dramani Mahama reacting to this development blasted government for opposing his investments in the health sector.
Mr. Mahama said the debate was a reminder that providing infrastructure is key despite claims by the opposition that Ghanaians could not eat infrastructure.
Read the full story originally published on June 17, 2018
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.
‘’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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