Ghana’s health sector has retrogressed due to the poor governance by the Mahama-led administration, the flagbearer of the National Democratic Party (NDP), Nana Konadu Agyeman-Rawlings has said.
“Our health system is really not a system because it is not working,” Nana Konadu asserted as an indictment of government’s management of Ghana’s health care system.
“Diseases that have been eradicate from our country have resurfaced; yellow fever, typhoid, yaws, scabies… all due to poor sanitation and incompetent governance.”
Nana Konadu, a former First Lady, made these remarks on the health care system at the Institute of Economic Affairs’ (IEA) Conversation Series.
She lamented that there wasn’t “a single family, as in extended family, regardless of financial status that has not lost a family member to an illness or disease that could have been treated if timely proper care had been administered.”
Nana Konadu further bemoaned the predicament of health care professionals who she said “are frustrated due to their inability to help save their patients as a result of ill-equipped hospitals and a bureaucracy that stifles their dedication.”
“We need to create a system that supports our dedicated healthcare service men and women whilst weeding out those who are guilty of malpractice,” she stated.
“How can a nation that prides itself on peace and stability shaken by outbreaks of typhoid and cholera; diseases easily avoidable if our health and sanitation systems worked effectively.”