Failing economy Juabeng Government Hospital relies on mortuary funds to save hospital

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Monthly withdrawal of 10,000 Ghana cedis from mortuary funds is used to buy fuel for power a standby generator to save lives.

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The administrator of Juabeng Government Hospital, Osman Bawa has disclosed the hospital is dipping into the coffers of the mortuary to run the hospital. The mortuary has becomes a “supporting bank” for the hospital as National Health Insurance (NHIS) is not accepted there.

Monthly withdrawal of 10,000 Ghana cedis from mortuary funds is used to buy fuel for power a standby generator to save lives.

He continued that National Health Insurance Authority (NHIA) is the main source of funding for the hospital but the delayed payment of the health claims is slowing operations of the hospitals.

He revealed that the generator is turned off at 11pm amid any emergency to converse power for the next morning. Health personnel relies on torch light, mobile, rechargeable lamps and other means of electricity to provide services to patients.

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