The management of the Korle Bu Teaching Hospital in Accra, has denied reports that recent power challenges at the facility is due to the hospital’s inability to pay its electricity bills.
The hospital has also denied reports that it has suspended emergency services at its facility due to the power cuts.
[contextly_sidebar id=”BXXTSsNEUUjWUZw1iSJGLWZtiKXF7NxQ”]Media reports had indicated that the Electricity Company of Ghana (ECG) had cut power supply to the hospital due to the hospital’s failure to pay its electricity bills, leaving doctors and patients stranded.
Korle Bu’s financial problems have been well documented, with the hospital itself saying it faced closure due to its failure to “meet its financial commitment to staff, suppliers and contractors.”
The Public Relations Officer (PRO) of the Korle Bu Teaching Hospital, Mustafa Salifu confirmed to Citi News that the hospital had an electricity supply problem but denied that it was as a result of the non payment of their bills.
He explained that the power-cuts which started on Friday, were caused by some technical challenges which the hospital was working tirelessly to resolve.
“It was not about non-payment of electricity bills. Engineers from the [ECG] and the hospital have been working tirelessly to solve the problem. A new switch has been assigned to the hospital and it’s being transported to Korle Bu from Tema for installation works to begin. We hope in the next couple of days the problem will be solved,” he added.
By: Edwin Kwakofi/citifmonline.com/Ghana