Source: GNA - The Accra Psychiatric Hospital will today begin charging cash for services rendered patients at the facility.
The facility says it has run out of funds and needs to charge the patients to keep the hospital running.
A notice pasted at the premises of the mental home indicates that every patient will have to pay 20 cedis and above for treatment.

The notice added that the amount would be used to supplement funds yet to be received from the central government for the treatment of patients.

Meanwhile, the Controller and Accountant General’s Department has released money for the payment of outstanding salary arrears for nurses in the three psychiatric hospitals in the country.

A statement said an amount of GHc756, 000 has been released for the payment of the salaries.

This comes after psychiatric nurses embarked on a nationwide strike Monday over the non-payment of their salary arrears.

The statement added that the payment was made “to about 133 nurses who form part of some nurses to be paid outstanding arrears. Currently staffs of the Ministry of Health and Controller and Accountant General’s Department are keying in the inputs for payment of the rest of the salary arrears as the system has been opened for this purpose.”


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