Source: Daily Guide Ghana - The Police Hospital has expanded its facilities to admit more patients in the wake of the current doctors’ strike.

Fifty additional beds have been added to the 100-bed capacity hospital, while tents have also been erected as a standby for other emergencies.
COP Dr Seidu M. Zakariah, medical director in-charge of the Police Hospital, said about 30 doctors are constantly on duty working very hard to make sure that every patient is well attended to.

He made this known when the Minister of Interior, Mark Owen Woyongo, together with the Inspector General of Police (IGP), Mohammed Ahmed Alhassan, toured the health facility yesterday to look at arrangements made to admit emergency cases.

He said retired doctors and nurses have also been contacted to assist if the need arise, while some students nurses and other volunteers are regularly on duty assisting the doctors to deliver.

“The hospital currently has in stock adequate logistics to work with and the appropriate quarters would be contacted if we run out,” he added.

Mr Woyongo commended the hospital’s administration for the services they are rendering in the wake of the doctors’ strike over their end of service benefits.

He thanked the hospital staff for the sacrifices that they have been making within this period, urging them to look at ways to motivate the health workers who work 24 hours to save lives.

Mr Woyongo appealed to the doctors “to return to work while negotiations continue.”

Adding his voice, Ahmed Alhassan thanked the hospital staff for being proactive in expanding the hospital bed capacity to admit emergency cases.
 


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