January 23, 2023

Gov’t Issued $110K Worth Equipment To A Private Hospital Without Covid Relations; Auditor’s Report Reveals

The Auditor General’s scrutiny of the government’s covid-19 expenditure has revealed that some medical equipment estimated at US$110,088.00 was issued to a private hospital with no relation to COVID-19.

The hospital by name Christleads & Specialist Hospital is said to belong to one Dr C. K. Amenuveve at Madina.

The equipment included, Patient Monitor, Oxygen Tube for Patient Monitor, IV Stand, Linen Trolley, Nebulizer Set, Oxygen Concentrator, Oxygen Nasal Prongs, and Pulse Oximeter Desktop.

Also were Suction Machine, Syringe Pump, ECG Machine, ECG Paper, Examination Couch, Examination Lamps, ICU Beds, Hospital Beds, Bedside Cabinet, Infusion Pump, Vital Sign Monitors, Autoclave Machine and Radiant Warmer.

 

The report read, “We noted that medical equipment valued at US$110,088.00 and GH¢27,895.00 were issued to a private hospital by name Christleads & Specialist Hospital belonging to Dr. C. K. Amenuveve in Madina which did not serve as a COVID-19 isolation centre or did not receive any COVID-19 patient.”

The report also noted that the Management of the Ministry could not offer any reason for the infraction.

Section 96 of the Public Financial Management Act, 2016 (Act 921) states that “a person connected with the procurement or control of government stores, who is responsible for any deficiency in or for the loss, damage or destruction of any public funds, stamp, security, stores or any other government property, commits an offence and is liable on summary conviction to a term of imprisonment or a fine”.

 

 

Source: opemsuo.com/Hajara Fuseini

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