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Thursday July 12, 2018 - 01:54:24 in Daily News by Journalist Bashiir
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Ugandan MP, journalists arrested as police disperse social media tax protest The Korle Bu Teaching hospital (KBTH), Ghana’s biggest medical facility is suffering from a lack of beds at its Surgical Medical Emergency (SME) unit.

The situation has forced the hospital to suspend referrals from other health facilities as it strives to decongest the 36-bed unit which as at Tuesday had 60 patients.

Some of those who could not have beds to be treated on, were being given attention in plastic chairs, wheel chairs and on the ground, social media photos revealed.

Explaining the situation to a local radio outlet, the hospital’s Public Relations officer, Mustapha Salifu said KBTH was in the process of decongesting the unit but was ready to give telephone assistance to other facilities and also to accept dire cases that could not be treated elsewhere

"You know, this is a 36-bed facility unit but as at yesterday, the patients that we had were in excess of 60. So, which means that we have literally doubled the number of patients that we should have at the SME. So that was why we had patients on chairs and some of them were even outside,” Mr Salifu said in an interview on Joy FM.

"This morning there was one patient but fortunately the person has been moved in because space was created for him to move. At the moment, we are linking up with other hospitals to inform them not to refer, they can do telephonic consultations, we’ll give them guide on how to deal with those cases except the dire emergencies that they will still speak to us and we will take them.

In a statement shared on his social media handles, the president described social media as a "luxury by those who are enjoying themselves or those who are malicious…all the moral reasons are in favour of that tax.”

 

Ugandan social media users, he said, were "endlessly donating money to foreign telephone companies through chatting or even lying.”

Uganda’s two biggest telecom firms are owned by South Africa’s MTN Group and India’s Bharti Airtel, while other small players are also mostly foreign-owned.




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