KATH allays fears of doctors; procures scarce drugs

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The Director of Pharmacy at the Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital, Mr. Antony Mensah, says the management at the hospital has managed to secure all needed drugs that, the Hospital needs for treating patients at the facility.
Junior Doctors at the Hospital embarked on strike protesting shortage of drugs and some malfunction of hospital equipment.
Speaking to XYZ News’ Ashanti Regional Correspondent Isaac Bediako Justice, Mr. Anthony Mensah noted the drugs that  the Junior Doctors complained about were not available on the Ghanaian market.
“At the moment, we have been able to resolve almost all the issues… It is not that we were not doing anything but that particular medicine was not available market,” he said.

According to him, the hospital needed permission from the Food and Drugs Board to import them into the country since it is part of controlled drugs just like narcotic drug.
He said the situation has been brought under control and they are hopeful that the doctors are ready to carry on with their work.
He said if the hospital lacked other crucial medicines, the situation would have gotten out of hand, stressing that it is not possible to have all the drugs needed in the world.