Medical facilities in the Western Region face massive power cuts

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Medical facilities in the Western Region are facing threats of a

massive electricity disconnection following their inability to pay

bills owed the Electricity Company of Ghana (ECG).

Regional Health Director, Kojo Tinkorang, says the situation has

become a serious burden on hospitals and other health centres in the

region due to unavailable funds to clear the debts.

Dr. Tinkorang revealed these during a meeting with Deputy Health

Minister, Victor Bampoe.

He said the Tarkwa hospital, for instance, owes the ECG as much as GH¢750,000.

Dr Tinkorang wants government to intervene in the matter.

According to him there is no way the facilities will be able to pay

the debts even if their assets are sold.

The Deputy Minister however said although the situation predates his

administration he will consult the Minister, Dr. Kwaku Agyeman-Mensah

on the way forward.

"We will discuss it with the membership of the Ministry of Health to

see how best we can deal with it", he said.

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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