The Surgery Department at the Konfo Anokye Teaching Hospital has suspended new emergency admissions from all portals.
According to an interoffice memo, intercepted by XYZ NEWS, the action had become necessary because of the acute shortage of doctors at the directorate.
XYZ sources has indicated that the decision was taken after an emergency meeting held yesterday to discuss pressure on Doctors because of the departure of doctors on housemanship who have completed their service.
The Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital has, however, decided to continue quality inpatient care for over 250 patients currently on admission.
The memo said, considering the directorate’s current staff strength, further admission will endanger the lives of patients and impede the provision of quality care.
The Directorate of Surgery noted that the problem has persisted for nearly a decade with no appropriate measures taken to fix it.