Tamale West Hospital directed to stop selling Medical Oxygen

The Tamale West Hospital, located at Zogbeli in the Tamale Metropolis have withdrawn the sale of Medical Oxygen to NHIA clients on admission at the facility with immediate effect.

This comes after hospital management met with the Northern Regional Directorate of the National Health Insurance Authority (NIA) in Tamale.

Medical Superintendent of the Tamale West Hospital, Dr. Patrick O. Bampoh in a letter dated 6th July and addressed to the Regional Director reads;

“Following the discussions between management of your outfit and that of Tamale West Hospital on the above subject, we write to officially notity your office that, management has with immediate etfect withdrawn notices put up for NHIA clients to pay for medical oxygen.”

This means clients of the facility who are not insured under the NHIA are not covered and will have to pay for the use of Medical Oxygen.

It will be recalled on Friday, 3rd July, TamaleOnline News published price list for Medical Oxygen sold to persons insured and non-insured at the facility.

The price list ranges from Six Cedis (GH¢6.00) and Twelve Cedis (GH¢S12.00) for Children and Adults per hour.

However, Dr. Bampoh said the decision has been rescinded indicating that staff of the hospital and the general public with be notified.

“The decision to charge NHIS clients for use of oxygen in the facility has been rescinded and staft and the general public will be updated accordingly,” he stated.

Source: tamaleonline.net | Yakubu Maltiti

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