The management of the Accra Psychiatric hospital is calling on government to as a matter of urgency renovate the health facility.
According to the management, the hospital lacks the needed equipment for smooth operation as a result of inadequate funds.
In an interview with the media after a mother’s day celebration organized by Somotex Ghana Limited held at the Accra Psychiatric Hospital, Public Relations Officer of the hospital, Francisca Ntow lamented how uncomfortable it is to always rely on public for support.
“We have financial problems. Mental health treatment is supposed to be free in the country and government must pay us the services we render to mental patients. The funds do not often come which makes us run into shortage of food items, logistics and we will have to run to the public for support.”
“We cannot continue to keep running the facility on donations. Secondly, our facility is in a very poor state and not a place we should be keeping mental patients. We are pleading on government again to come to our aid to renovate the facility quickly,” she said.
The Managing Director of Somotex Ghana Limited, Nii Ayi Hyde who led his team to celebrate mothers at the mental hospital pledged his company’s support for the facility.
“Our aim is geared towards providing the necessary support and to assist Accra Psychiatric Hospital to become the leading psychiatric institution in Ghana and West Africa through best practices in psychiatric care, dedicated workforce and friendly environment for clients.”
About Somotex Ghana Limited
Somotex Ghana Limited is a leading consumer durable distribution company in Ghana and the authorized distributor of Philips, Orient, Tamashi and Bruhm. Electromart is the multi-brand retail arm of Somotex with 20 retail showroom and depots in 5 cities. Other key products distributed are MRF, Toyo Tyres, Cougar and Index.
About Mohinani Group
The Mohinani Group operates in key growth areas and categories such as Plastics & Packaging (Poly Products, PolyTank & Poly Kraft), Chemicals & Polymers (Somochem), Food Service (Masco Food- KFC), Hospitality (Protea Marriot Hotel), Real Estate (South West & Arabella Estates) and Automobile (Somoco).