Tamale Central Hospital suspends surgeries due to lack of essential supplies

The Tamale Central Hospital has announced the suspension of all surgeries, effective Thursday 23rd December 2021.

“The decision has been necessitated by the shortage of essential supplies and water in the hospital”, a memo from the Specialist Surgeon to the Medical Superintendent of the hospital and in circulation on social media explained.

Patients visiting the hospital have over the last three weeks been forced to buy almost all consumables needed for surgeries. With increased media discussions of the development, the hospital has decided to suspend all surgeries.

The Tamale Central Hospital was designated the northern regional hospital following the upgrading of the Tamale Teaching Hospital into a teaching and referral hospital.

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