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Korle-Bu Renal Unit may shut down due to indebtedness

Korle-Bu Renal Unit may shut down due to indebtedness

Ghana News, Headlines Today, Health & Wellbeing
The renal dialysis unit of the Korle-Bu Teaching Hospital (KBTH) is warning of a possible shutdown due to the facility's inability to raise money to purchase consumables for service delivery.  According to the Head of the Unit, Prof. Vincent Boiman, with every dialysis section, the unit loses GH₵380 which is accumulating as debt. Prof. Boiman says the situation is now affecting service delivery and may lead to the shutting down of the unit. Speaking to JoyNews, he said “Each time, we dialyse one person at GH₵380, we lose another  GH₵380  because the actual cost is more than double what the patients are paying now. We are actually incurring costs which is not being paid for." https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UDBei8Jp2mk "In terms of improving their quality of life, in ...

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