UGMC HOSPITAL: Frontline Workers Set To Work On Empty Stomach As GCB's 100K Donation Goes Waste
Sources close to ThinkNewsOnline have revealed that the frontline workers at the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) of the University of Ghana Medial Centre (UGMC) will be working on empty stomach after a 100K donation from Ghana Commercial Bank (GCB) which was allocated for the provision of their food has gone waste.
According to sources, although the non-ICU patients are being fed 3-square meals, the frontline workers who regularly work 12hr shifts, do not have that privilege.
ThinkNewsOnline's source said "At least, there's no breakfast, lunch, or supper for ICU frontline workers at UGMC. A memo was sent recently informing them. GCB's 100K donation (see attached photo) was partly to pay for lunch of ICU staff and volunteers. The bottom of the money is finished"
It is emerging that when the COVID-19 fight started, there were arrangements for regular food and water for the frontline workers but with numbers of patients increasing - especially the critical and severely ill - it is quite sad that these important things have been cut.
"You would recall that there was a public appeal for mattresses this week. That's because he had been informed that the frontline workers are unable to get individual mattresses to sleep on between shifts. Ashfoam made a donation of 8 mattresses that same day" Source said.
"What happens is that when they clock off, these volunteers and staff of the ICU now have to go and look for food, themselves. Not to blame anyone. I am only concerned about making sure these people get better for their hard work" source further revealed.
Story by: Joshua Kwabena Smith