No Bed Syndrome: GMA Tells Gov’t To Implement Accident & Emergency Services Guidelines

Dr Titus Beyuo, Deputy Gen. Secretary of GMA

The Ghana Medical Association (GMA) has described as unfortunate the Health Ministry’s failure to consult before its directive against turning away patients for lack of beds and other logistics.

According to the GMA, lives of patients especially those who may be rushed in under critical condition, could be put at even more risk if nurses and other paramedics are forced to treat them under harsh conditions.

A statement released by the GMA on Thursday and signed by its Deputy General Secretary, Dr Titus Beyuo, said the ‘no bed syndrome’ is “a constellation of both largely systemic and in some occasions individual factors.”

The statement said the “Ministry of Health must ensure the successful implementation of the Accident and Emergency Services Guidelines developed in 2011” to tackle the situation.

Below is the statement;



Source: Ghana/