LACK OF BEDS IN SOME HOSPITALS IN GHANA.
LACK OF BEDS IN SOME HOSPITALS IN GHANA. LACK OF BEDS IN SOME HOSPITALS IN GHANA.
The management of Suntreso Government hospital in Kumasi,Ashanti region have attributed the death of a 30year old pregnant woman and her unborn baby to inadequate beds at the theatre.It was reported that the Suntreso Government hospital on Wednesday july 11 2018 ,after the health facility refused her entry into the labour ward because her husband could not immediately pay a GHS,500
.”Doctor Motivation Fee and so the woman and the baby died due to inadequate beds at the theatre,he added that the hospital has only one theatre bed which was then occupied by a patient who had undergone Surgery.
Again in the Capital City of the country which is Accra that has the biggest medical facility (Korle-Bu teaching hospital )says the hospital will not take referrals from other health facilities following a shortage of beds at the Surgical medical Emergency unit at the hospital.
The lack of beds at the unit has forced doctors to treat patients in plastic chairs,wheel chairs and on the floor following a directive by the health minister for doctors not to turn away patients due to lack of beds
THE ISSUE IS A SERIOUS ONE
This is because patients are being harmed because there are not enough beds in our hospitals due to lack of space .Also the accident and emergency (A&E) crowding is also caused by lack of beds . Patients whose lives are at risk because of a lack of intensive Care beds,doctors who work in those units have revealed.
Lack of beds causes emergency: This is because more than a third of accident and emergency department in hospitals in Ghana said they were not reaching the government’s target of dealing with patients within four hours.The main reason for this research was shortage of beds in hospitals making it difficult for patients to be admitted.
In Ghana,The Korle Bu teaching hospital (KBTH),Ghana’s biggest medicate facility is also suffering from a lack of beds as it’s surgical medical Emergency(SME) unit.This situation has forced the hospital to suspend referrals from other health facilities as it Strives to decongest the 36 bed unit which as at Tuesday had 60 Patients
HOSPITAL BED SHARTAGE NEEDLESSLY TAKING LIVES
In a Country development, every live matters. Death is unstoppable naturally but certain death can be handle or basically very avoidable. We can’t be in a state and lured to a certain level of not caring of our health facilities, how damaging and distress is causing patients and citizens.
Each and every single day, lives are lost on this accuracy of NO BED, lives which can be prevented are perished.
We need to step up, and not just getting up but rather finding proper measures to cure such unfortunate amenities from happening.
Our health system deserve better, citizens deserve better health care.