The Accra Psychiatric hospital is in limbo and deserves immediate attention because it has run out of funds.
Several months after government's intervention to save the Accra psychiatric hospital, the hospital is still broke, running out of funds to keep the hospital in proper conditions.
According to the Chief Psychiatrist, Dr Akwasi Osei, the plight of the hospital has not improved despite several meetings with the Ministry of Health.
According to him, the hospitals lack adequate food and drugs for the patients, a situation which has placed a huge burden on the hospital authorities.
In spite of the efforts by the authorities, the Accra Psychiatric hospital is in arrears to a tune of GHc 3 million and this serves as a major threat to the hospital suppliers.
Dr. AKwasi Osei in an interview on Peace FM stated that even though psychiatric treatment and drugs are meant to be free, the hospital’s dire straits are compelling them to rely on cash for drugs.
“As I talk to you now, those who even give us food on credit are also frustrated because they’ve gone for loans from bank and they’re burdened by the bank. So, that becomes a challenge to us. So, we don’t get adequate food for them. Though we’re working hard to give them a three-square meal daily but it’s not possible.
He said patients will soon be charged GHc 500 in order to keep the hospital running.