Patients accuse midwives at the Tetteh Quarshie Hospital of 'day-robbing'
Midwives have been accused of taking advantage of patients during delivery.
Midwives and general nurses at Tetteh Quarshie government hospital at Akuapem Mampong have been accused of allegedly using foul means to defraud pregnant women who visit the facility.
Patients have charged the midwives for defrauding them to pay a hefty amount of monies for labour items during delivery and later resell them to others, with no record of their belongings when discharged.
The labour items listed by these nurses for a fee include a medium bottle of Dettol, baby bathing soap, baby's and adults sponge, Two pairs of Macintosh, Two bottles of Savlon, three pairs of Maternity Mat, three pairs of Faytex Pad, medium size of parazone, a pill, Baby oil, one baby's cream, a Powder and a pack of Baby's Diaper.
The items in all cost between GHc250 and GHc300 but midwives and the general nurses at the Tetteh Quarshie Hospital maternity ward use less than a quarter of the said items and keep the rest for sale to others at a higher cost.
Numerous women have expressed ill-feeling about the situation and have called for proper investigations.
The rate of laboratory requests made by the medical doctors of the hospital without any better medication and the higher costs of laboratory charges have received a backlash as the government has been notified to step in.
William Ofori Akwaboah, Eastern Regional Correspondent