High Cost of Dialysis; Man of God calls for Government intervention
The Founder and Leader of Life of Christ Power Ministry International at Ejisu-Manhyia in the Ashanti Region, Reverend Emmanuel Kusi has appealed to government to subsidize the cost of dialysis at the Korle Bu Teaching Hospital.
According to him, the government should intervene just like it contributed to the fight against the global pandemic of Covid-19 in the year 2020.
In the past week, the conversation on the search for dialysis treatment has been brought to the fore following the Korle-Bu Teaching Hospital’s unsuccessful 100% increment in the cost of dialysis treatment.
The hospital blamed the removal of tax and import duty exemptions as the cause of the price hike.
According to KBTH, if the old charges are maintained, the dialysis facility would have to shut down in a matter of days.
A celebrated heart surgeon and founder of the National Cardiothoracic Center, Professor Frimpong-Boateng has thrown his weight behind Korle-Bu Teaching Hospital’s decision to increase the price of dialysis which backfired after public uproar.
According to him, the inputs needed for dialysis are very expensive and without any increase or subsidy, it cannot be sustained.
“The hospital is justified in increasing the cost of dialysis. The inputs are very expensive. If it costs about GH¢800 to GH¢1000 to render a service, you can’t charge GH¢380 or GH¢400,” he added.
Reacting to this in an interview, Rev. Emmanuel Kusi further urged Ghana’s Parliament to do he needful by reinstating the tax and import duty exemptions.
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Story By: Justice Marfo