The Tamale Central Hospital says it is suspending all surgeries effective Thursday July 23,2021 over the lack of essential supplies.

“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 noted.

The memo noted Patients visiting the hospital have over the last three weeks been forced to buy almost all consumables needed for surgeries.

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

Source: Ghana/