Details: how doctors at KATH refer patients to spectra clinic for CT Scan services for a commission

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As published earlier on by this Website about the worrying trend of patient referrals by doctors at the Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital to a private CT scan facility operated by one of their colleagues, Dr. Frimpong Asafo Adjaye, we bring readers details of the modus operandi of the doctors whose actions can best be described as conflict of interest.

This practice of referring patients to Spectra health, owned by Dr. Asafo Adjaye dates back to several months ago as a result of the breakdown of the CT scan machine at Ghana’s second largest health facility, which has since not been fixed nor replaced.

What the doctors do is to fill the radiology request form and immediately write the contact number of the private facility on it and there and then, the patient will be told to call the number.

Once the patient calls, the ambulance, belonging spectra health which as reported earlier is strategically positioned at Komfo Anokye Teaching on standby to transport referred patients, zoom in and then, convey the patient to the facility.

As can be seen in the document below, the cost of transporting the patient is pegged at 50 Ghana cedis, while the CT Scan service costs 780 Ghana Cedis, bringing the total each patient is supposed to pay, to 830 Ghana cedis.

It is also evident that from the picture below, the number 0507676769 as embossed on the ambulance tallies with the one written on the form by the doctor.

It is also evident that this particular transaction took place on the 21st of May 2018, some six months now, and so the question is, is six months not enough time for a big facility like KATH to either fix or replace the broken down CT Scan? Or what special interest does the Chief Executive Officer, Dr. Oheneba Owusu Danso have in Spectra Health that makes it difficult for him to fix or replace a simple CT Scan.

During investigations by this website at the KATH, the revelation of a completely out of use MRI and CT Scan centre was also glaring.

This website is unable to tell how much the doctors make as commission from the 830 Ghana Cedis that every patient that is referred pays.

This website will also bring readers proof of broken down lifts at the facility, how 10 out of the 11 washing machines have all broken down, how the pharmacy shop of the facility has been converted into a mineral and pure water manufacturing plant, and how one of the two staff buses has been grounded because of a simple part that is faulty plus more.

Source: BestNewsGH.com

 


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Kennedy Mornah is an Award Winning Ghanaian Journalist with over two decades of experience in the Ghanaian Media landscape spanning the electronic, print and digital media. He is a Media Consultant, a Corporate MC, Radio and TV Host, Founder and Publisher of the Maritime and Transport Digest Newspaper, Businessman, a Go getter and an optimist. He has worked for renowned media organizations including Diamond Fm in Tamale, Luv Fm in Kumasi, Oman Fm in Accra and Starr Fm in Accra In 2017 he received the Reporter of the Year Award at the Ghana Shippers Awards in Accra, Ghana.

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