Misplaced priorities – Sarkodie blasts government over dumsor at Tema hospital [Video]


Renowned Ghanaian rapper, Sarkodie, has responded to the power outage that occurred at the babies’ ward of Tema General Hospital.

Over the past few months, Ghanaians have been faced with an erratic power supply.

Amid the power crisis, a video of the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit of the Tema General Hospital has emerged on social media, showing the dark side of the power crisis on health delivery.

The video sighted by AtinkaNews shows the ward engulfed in darkness as the facility was without electricity supply.

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Dumsor threatens lives of babies on life support at Tema General Hospital

It is not known exactly when the video was taken, however, a voice behind the video, supposedly that of a staff at the hospital, gave context to the video.

“There is lights out here at the Tema General Hospital. This baby is on CPAP (Continuous Positive Airway Pressure) and all of it have gone off. While there is oxygen available, there is no flow meter to connect… If we don’t get light in few minutes, the probability that we might lose a lot of babies is high,” she stated.

The staff indicated that the unit is full to capacity, including up to 10 babies who are in critical conditions. The video exposes the stark reality of the impact of the power crisis.

Watch the Tema General Hospital video below:

Sarkodie speaks on Dumsor threatening lives of babies at Tema General Hospital

The video has since sparked outrage among concerned social media users who have been calling out the authorities to do better whilst sympathizing with the innocent babies in the ‘dumsor’ predicament.

Sarkodie in reacting to the situation posted the video on his Instagram story and bemoaned the situation blaming it on misplaced priorities on the path of government.

“The impact when we misplace priorities. We pray for these innocent babies,” he wrote.

 Sarkodie Tema General hospital

Load-shedding time table: Ask those calling for it to bring it – Energy Minister

Amid public calls for a load-shedding schedule to help consumers adjust to the crisis, the Ministry of Energy and the Electricity Company of Ghana remain adamant, insisting that the situation requires no timetable.

During a recent interview, the Minister of Energy, Dr Matthew Opoku Prempeh, asked those seeking for a timetable to go ahead and release their own if they insist there is dumsor.

His comments have been described by some critics as insensitive to the plight of Ghanaians.

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