Speaker Tasks Health Committee To Investigate ‘No Bed’ Syndrome

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The Speaker of Parliament, Prof. Mike Oquaye, has charged the Health Committee and the Constitutional, Legal and Parliamentary Affairs investigate claims of no beds by health facilities in the country, which leads to the death of many on daily basis.

The directive comes after a 70 year old business man, Mr. Prince Anthony Opoku Acheampong died after he was denied admission while in critical condition by seven health facilities in Accra for the lack of beds.

A statement was made in connection with the matter on the floor of the House by the Member of Parliament (MP) for Ledzokuku, Dr. Bernard Oko Boye, on the need for Parliament to take steps to help curb the situation, describing it as a threat to national security.

Contributing to the matter, the Minority leader, Haruna Idrissu, Chairman of the health committee and MP for Berekum East, Dr Kwabena Twum Nuamah, and Deputy Attorney General, Joseph Kpemka supported the call for the case to be taken up for consideration since many have suffered the syndrome.

Prof. Oquaye then tasked  the joint committee to deal with the matter urgently and return in two weeks with a report that will help tackle the ‘no bed’ syndrome at various health facilities.

He stated: “I urge the committee to take this issue very seriously and report to this House in two weeks. They should visit appropriate quarters and come up with a well-reasoned argument for further action.”

 

 

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