Chief Executive of the Korle Bu Teaching Hospital, Gilbert Buckle, has warned of serious financial fallout if government goes ahead with a decision to cut financial assistance to the hospital.
He says the hospital may be forced to demand full cost for healthcare if government goes ahead with the plan – a move that would mean Ghanaians will pay for more for healthcare.
Government is in the process of weaning off some state enterprises deemed capable of surviving on their own. The initiative is aimed at enabling the affected establishments generate their own resources and pay their staff.
“It is doable but Members of Parliament and government would have to be prepared for the fall out”, the Korle Bu CEO warned.
Meanwhile Health Minister, Alex Segbefia, says cost of electricity and water at all health facilities would be paid. He indicated the ministry is drawing up an exercise to use of part the budgetary allocation for goods and services to pay for electricity used.