Runaway-parents collapsing Children’s Hospital

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The increasing number of parents who refuse to pay for their

children's bills at the Princess Marie Louise Hospital [Children's

Hospital] in Accra is now posing a serious financial risk to the


It is becoming a daily ritual where parents abscond with their kids

when they feel that the children are getting better, hospital

administrator Madam Francisca Sefakor Kumahor has revealed.

It is quite disturbing, she indicated, that even though the National

Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS) is admissible there, such parents would

not take advantage of it.

According to Madam Francisca Kumahor, the location of the hospital has

exposed it to slum dwellers who are the worst offenders of reneging in

settling bills.

Madam Kumahor disclosed to Adom News that even though the hospital has

what they called the 'Needy Fund' that takes care of such situation;

they are unable to cater for most of the cases as a result of

inadequate funds.

"Most of our clients are head porters and drug peddlers, they come

here seriously ill but without money," she confirmed.

She has therefore appealed to stakeholders and philanthropists to come

to the hospital's aid in catering for the poor and vulnerable children

who visit the facility.

The Administrator announced this when the St Joseph the Worker

Anglican Church at Kaneshie presented some items worth GHC7,000.00 to

the hospital as part of activities marking the 70thAnniversary of the


The items included medical equipment, toiletries, food, a table top

fridge, bed sheets, and Christmas souvenirs.

The Head Pastor of the St Joseph the Worker Anglican Church Rev. Canon

Major Nii Addy Laryea said the presentation was a part of the Church's

social responsibility. He also thanked God for seeing the church

through the past 70 years.

He appealed to individuals and the corporate world to stretch their

arms to the needy and vulnerable in society because it is God a given

responsibility for mankind to give generously, especially to the poor.

Credit: Myjoyonline.com

Kofi Oppong Kyekyeku

I am a Ghanaian Broadcast Journalist/Writer who has an interest in General News, Sports, Entertainment, Health, Lifestyle and many more.

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