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Accra Psychiatric Hospital Debt-ridden hospital to get GHC1.6m from government

The Accra Psychiatric Hospital announced on Wednesday, August 3, 2016, that it has suspended admission of patients into the facility over a GHc4.1 million debt.

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The Minister for Health, Hon Alex Segbefia made this known when he paid a working visit to the hospital on Thursday. play

The Minister for Health, Hon Alex Segbefia made this known when he paid a working visit to the hospital on Thursday.

The government is set to release GH¢1.6 million to the Accra Psychiatric Hospital to help in continuous admissions.

The amount, which is to be credited to the hospital by Monday, August 8, 2016, is to pay off some of its debts.

The Minister for Health, Hon Alex Segbefia made this known when he paid a working visit to the hospital on Thursday.

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The Accra Psychiatric Hospital announced on Wednesday, August 3, 2016, that it has suspended admission of patients into the facility over a GHc4.1 million debt.

This was after several failed attempts by the management of the facility to get the government to meet its budgetary obligation for more than three years.

Speaking to Pulse.com.gh, Emmanuel Febiri, a nurse and member of the Public Affairs directorate at the hospital said that the facility has owed its suppliers since 2013.

“We are actually owing suppliers since 2013 to the tune of 4.1 million. So now, they have stopped supplying the hospital in terms of detergents, gloves, nothing at all to run the hospital.

“So basically the whole month of July, we have been depending on donations from corporate bodies and individuals, and now what they gave us, it can actually last till the end of the week,” he explained.

But the Health Minister has assured the hospital that processes for the release of the GH¢1.6 million funds were ongoing and that the money should be credited to the account of the hospital soon to help ease some of the pressure it was currently facing from its suppliers.

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