The minority in Parliament has called for the provision of dialysis machines at all district hospitals across the country.
This was contained in a statement issued by the Ranking Member of Parliament’s Select Committee on Health, Kwabena Mintah Akandoh in response to the controversy surrounding the failed attempt by Korle-Bu Teaching Hospital to increase cost of dialysis by 100 percent.
The Juaboso MP wants government to take advantage of the controversy surrounding the increment to decentralize dialysis care to ensure every patient can get access to it in their respective districts by making the equipment available in every district.
The shortage of dialysis machines in Ghana has resulted in many people with kidney problems losing their lives in emergency situations as they have to be conveyed long distances before they can access to dialysis care.
The Minority Spokesperson on Health promised the Minority will continue to advocate for the equitable distribution of health resources and equipment including dialysis machines across the country.
Meanwhile, Health Policy Advocate Dr. Thomas Anaba says the increase would have made dialysis care at Korle-Bu more expensive than that provided by private health facilities.
He said the move was devoid of the compassion with which health professionals are supposed to work.
Story: Prince Ahenkorah/Radiogoldlive.com