Doctors have to depend on torch lights to carry out surgeries when there is dumsor- Medical Association


The Ghana Medical Association (GMA) has joined the chorus of people requesting that the Electricity Company of Ghana (ECG) release a schedule for load shedding.

The call is in response to a troubling event that occurred at Tema General Hospital, where it was claimed that a newborn passed away during a power outage.

The GMA’s acting general secretary, Dr. Richard Selormey, emphasized the serious effects of unpredictable power interruptions on hospital operations.

He emphasized how healthcare facilities depend on steady electricity and described how power outages impair hospital administration, treatment, and patient care.

Dr. Selormey emphasized that power outages have far-reaching effects that go beyond patient deaths, including irreversible damage and interrupted medical procedures.

He disclosed incidents where power outages forced surgeons to do procedures under the cover of torches, endangering the lives of the patients.

Dr. Selormey also talked about the financial burden that using generators during blackouts places on hospitals. Healthcare facilities are further burdened by the increased expenses paid due to the surge in fuel prices.

The GMA emphasized how vital it is to establish a load-shedding schedule so that hospitals may efficiently prepare for and lessen the effects of power outages.

They called on authorities to take into account the effects of power outages on hospital budgets and patient care, stressing the significance of prompt and open communication about the availability of electricity.

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