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General News of Monday, 7 November 2016


Gov’t approves GH¢1m for Psychiatric Hospital

An amount of GH¢1 million has been approved by government to the Accra Psychiatric Hospital to help mitigate the crisis at that facility.

The Ministry of Finance is currently working on the necessary processes for the release of the funds.

This comes after the Ministry of Health (MoH) released a cheque for GH¢300,000 and provided assorted medications valued at GH¢153,000 for the hospital.

The Public Relations Officer of the MoH, Mr Tony Goodman, told the Daily Graphic that although the full amount was yet to be released by the Ministry of Finance, his outfit found it necessary to source funds to pre-finance the hospital as an interim measure.

The intervention by government comes after nurses at the hospital had laid down their tools to press home their demand for what they described as unfair treatment by the government.

Last week, nurses at the facility sent home over 300 patients due to the lack of basic logistics and drugs to prevent potential attacks by the mental patients.

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