Public Hospitals To Charge Cost Of Alternative Power On Patients

The Ghana Medical Association (GMA), says it fully supports the decision by public health facilities to make patients pay extra for the cost of providing alternative source of power during the period of seeking health care.

The facilities have been forced to procure generators and buy fuel to as the power crisis worsens.

Already, the Kumasi South Hospital in the Ashanti Region is charging patients between GHȻ3 and GHȻ5 as electricity fees in a bid to prevent the hospital from collapsing due to erratic power supply.

Speaking on the ATINKA MORNING (AM) DRIVE today, President of the GMA, Dr. Kwabena Opoku-Adusei, revealed that the issue has been discussed at regional and district levels.

He said the various Health Directorates have been directed to implement the decision.

According to him, both insured and uninsured patients patronizing the hospital are made to pay the amount before they are attended to.

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