Ghana’s premier tertiary healthcare facility, Korle Bu, has resumed services for outpatients at its renal unit. However, concerns remain about the unit’s sustainability, as it may face closure again if the government does not settle its debts of over four million cedis owed to suppliers.
Since May, the unit has only been able to cater to in-patients, leaving outpatients unattended due to financial constraints. Efforts to raise the charges per session were met with public resistance, leading to the suspension of the proposed increment.
Speaking to WADR on the development, the President of the Renal Patients Association of Ghana, Kojo Baffuor Ahenkorah, welcomed the reopening of the unit but urged the government to address the outstanding debt.