“Shocking” No-Bed Syndrome “Shameful, Disgraceful” – Delle
It is unfortunate that Ghana, as a developing nation, is grappling with a no-bed syndrome in the various hospitals across the county, founder and Board Chairman of Rabito Clinic, Professor Edmund Delle, has said.
According to the Chief Medical Officer and Consultant Dermatologist, Ghanaians should not be dying as a result of no-bed syndrome in this age.
The lack of adequate beds at the various hospitals and health facilities across the country has forced doctors to treat patients in plastic chairs and on the floor, following a directive by the Health Minister that no patient should be turned away with a no-bed excuse.
Prof. Delle, who is also Chairman of the Convention People’s Party (CPP), called on the government to, as a matter of urgency, put in adequate structures to prevent deaths, adding that it is insulting for a country such as Ghana to be recording death cases due to lack of beds in the country.
Speaking at a health screening exercise organised by mPharma Mutti and Rabito, on Saturday, 14 July, Prof. Delle said: “It is shameful and disgraceful that after independence, Ghana cannot take care of its people and the people are dying through no-bed syndrome”.
“This is shocking,” he said.
He added that: “Healthcare should not be left into the hands of the government alone, it is a collective responsibility”.
“The number of health workers in Ghana are very few given the population of the country, and, so, we need to look at the health system.”
He also advised women to be mindful of what they feed their children since they are responsible for producing strong individuals needed for nation development.
He also congratulated mPharma Mutti for taking a bold step to collaborate with Rabito to help the less-privileged in society to cater for their medical bills.