Prominent sports journalist, Gary Al-Smith has revealed that the frontline health workers at the UGMC have had their food arrangements truncated for a while now, apparently due to a lack of funds.
Gary, who is currently on admission at the facility after he was diagnosed with COVID-19, has promised to expose some lapses he has observed in Ghana’s case management system.
He wrote in part via social media, “Frontline workers at the UGMC Intensive Care Unit have had their food arrangements cut because apparently there’s no money. A lot of us non-ICU patients feel very guilty having 3-square meals, while these heroes, who regularly work 12hr shifts, don’t have that privilege.
At least, there’s no breakfast, lunch, or supper for ICU frontline workers at UGMC. A memo was sent recently informing them.
You would recall that my colleague Israel Laryea had cause to make 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. Israel’s call led to Ashfoam making a donation of 8 mattresses that same day.
Having 3-sq meals, while these heroes, who regularly work 12hr shifts, don’t have that privilege. What happens is that when they clock off, these volunteers and staff of the ICU now have to go and look for food, themselves”