The lack of power supply to the Tain District Hospital in the Bono Region has compelled authorities to put emergency treatment on hold. Hon. Sulem
The lack of power supply to the Tain District Hospital in the Bono Region has compelled authorities to put emergency treatment on hold.
Hon. Sulemana Adama, the Member of Parliament for Tain, expressing grave concerns over the electricity disconnection at the Hospital, called for government intervention.
The lawmaker in a statement in parliament on December 13 announced.
“All surgeries have been put on hold and referred to the Methodist Hospital, Wenchi. Referrals to the facility are being redirected to nearby district hospitals.”
“The Lightwave Health Information Management System (LHIMS) for patient care can’t be used, and communication systems linked to electricity have been shut down.”
The state-of-the-art 60-bed facility located at Nsawkaw has been grappling with electricity bills totaling GH¢7,791,132.50 since the commencement of operations in September 2021.
The dire situation prompted hospital authorities to make adjustments to reduce electricity consumption, including disconnecting air conditioners, heaters, and streetlights.