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Korle-Bu & 90 hospitals face power cuts over ₵261m debt

Korle-Bu & 90 hospitals face power cuts over ₵261m debt

The National Taskforce of the Electricity Company of Ghana (ECG) is poised to cut off electricity supply to 91 hospitals nationwide due to outstanding debts.
These health facilities collectively owe the power distributor a significant amount of GH₵261 million.

According to Citi News, its sources from ECG indicate that these hospitals will face power disconnection within 48 hours after receiving a “demand notice.”

Notable hospitals such as Korle Bu Teaching Hospital, the 37 Military Hospital, Ridge Hospital in the Greater Accra region, Komfo Anokye and Manhyia Government Hospitals in the Ashanti region, Ho Teaching Hospital in the Volta region, and Kibi Government Hospital in the Eastern region are among those facing potential disconnection.

This action is part of ECG’s comprehensive effort to recover outstanding debts from customers and enhance its operational efficiency.

Here’s the summary of the hospitals likely to face disconnection by ECG due to outstanding debts:

Volta Region

Total: GH¢15,163,879

Notable hospitals: Kpeve Government Hospital, Ho Municipal Hospital, Ho Teaching Hospital, Hohoe Municipal Hospital, Keta Municipal Hospital, Ketu South Hospital, Sogakope District Hospital, Worawora Government Hospital

Accra East Region

Total: GH¢66,643,680.32

Notable hospitals: 37 Military Hospital, Police Hospital, Dodowa District Hospital, Pantang Hospital, Lekma Hospital, La General Hospital, University of Ghana Hospital, Achimota Hospital, Kwabenya Hospital

Tema Region

Total: GH¢8,227,299.48

Notable hospitals: Community 22 Polyclinic, Akuse Government Hospital, Battor Hospital, General Hospital, Kpone Health Center, Ministry of Health, Municipal Health, Polyclinic Nungua, Sege Polyclinic, Somanya District Hospital, Urban Health

Accra West Region

Total: GH¢55,782,569.71

Notable hospitals: Bortianor Polyclinic, Korle Bu Teaching Hospital, Nsawam Hospital, Oduman Polyclinic, Ridge Regional Hospital

Central Region

Total: GH¢21,313,839.75

Notable hospitals: Ankaful Psychiatric Hospital, Cape Coast Municipal Hospital, Central Regional Hospital, District Hospital, Trauma Hospital Winneba, Twifo Praso New Hospital, Winneba Government Hospital

Eastern Region

Total: GH¢21,031,322

Notable hospitals: Abirim District Hospital, Government Hospital, Asamankese Hospital, Begoro Government Hospital, Kibi Government Hospital, Government Hospital, Koforidua SDA Hospital, Kwahu Government Hospital, St. Dominic Hospital

Ashanti Region

Total: GH¢50,045,753.72

Notable hospitals: Agogo Hospital, Konongo Government Hospital, Kumawu District Hospital, Mamhya Government Hospital, Mampong Maternity Hospital, Bekwai District Hospital, Government Hospital, Fomena Government Hospital, Obuasi Government Hospital, Atonsu Government Hospital, Bibiani Government Hospital, Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital, SDA Hospital Kwadaso, St. Patrick Hospital Offinso, Suntreso Government Hospital
Western Region:

Total: GH¢22,312,253
Notable hospitals: Bogoso Hospital, Takoradi Hospital, Tarkwa Government Hospital, Tarkwa Hospital Apinto, Wassa Dunkwa Hospital, Government Hospital, Nsuaem Hospital, Kwasimintim Hospital, Essikado Government Hospital, Elubo Hospital, Akwantombra Hospital

These hospitals collectively owe a substantial amount to ECG, and if not settled, they will face disconnection from the national grid.

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