GHS presents 'No Bed Syndrome' report to Parliament

| Updated Jul 14, 2018 at 4:36pm


Director-General of the Ghana Health Service, Dr. Nsiah-Asare


The Ghana Health Service (GHS), has presented to Parliament its report on the circumstances that led to the death of a 70-year-old man.

Prince Anthony Opoku Acheampong died in his car at the Lekma Hospital about a month ago after he was refused care at seven major hospitals in Accra due to lack of beds.

His death sparked public outrage as Ghanaians took to social media to share similar experiences and demand a change in the healthcare system.

Consequently the Ghana Health Service directed government hospitals not to turn away patients in critical conditions for lack of beds.

The Director-General of the Ghana Health Service, Dr. Nsiah-Asare, said the report among other things gave recommendations on how to deal with the ‘No Bed Syndrome’ and bring change in the health care system.

The recommendations include free hospital care, strengthening of emergency management of all health institutions and strengthening the referral policy document.