Korle Bu

The management of the Korle Bu Teaching Hospital has denied reports that some children awaiting surgical operations at the hospital die due to a long waiting period. 

According to the hospital, emergency and critical cases are not put on waiting list but treated immediately. 

The spokesperson for the hospital, Mustapha Salifu, said the Pediatric Surgery Unit is overwhelmed with challenges but there is on-going expansion works to ease the pressure. 

In an interview with Citi News, Mr. Salifu said “there are challenges at the Pediatric Unit but government has graciously given us some monies for the theatre. Currently work is on-going but theatres have been provided for surgeries, in the meantime. The stories about children dying while on the waiting list is clearly a non-truth.” 

He said children who are put on a waiting list were cases that were not pressing in nature.

Source: Citifmonline

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