The former Member of Parliament for Gomoa East Constituency, Hon. Kojo Asemanyi has settled the medical bills of 35 patients who were detained at the Christian Hope Hospital at Gomoa Fetteh for their inability to pay those bills.
The patients included women who delivered through cesarean section after complications during labor and other patients who were diagnosed of different kinds of diseases.
The MP upon hearing the plight of the patients moved there with his entourage to make a total payment of GH₵ 25,000 ( twenty five thousand Ghana cedis) to settle the medical bills.
The practice of detaining people in the hospital for the non-payment of medical bills is common in secondary and tertiary healthcare facilities in Ghana.
Hon. Asemany speaking in an interview after the presentation, said its his topmost priority to support the poor.
Meanwhile, the General manager of the Christian Hope Hospital Dr. Fred Asare spoke with the media in Gomoa Fetteh confirming that a total of thirty – five patients have been discharged.
“As a policy in this Hospital, we save lives before we look at money so even if you don’t have money we will take care of you. so these patients requested for deferred payment which some have paid but the majority have not which is quite problematic,” he said.
Finally Obaatanpa news spoke to some beneficiaries and they shared their appreciation to their former mp for his good deed.