The Tamale Teaching Hospital has released an internal memo suspending all surgeries effective Thursday, December 23, 2021 over a lack of essential supplies in the hospital.
“The decision has been necessitated by the shortage of essential supplies and water in the hospital”, a memo from the Specialist Surgeon to the Medical Superintendent of the hospital and in circulation on social media noted.
The memo also indicated that patients who have been visiting the hospital for the last three weeks have been the ones buying all consumables need for their surgeries
“Patients for the past three weeks been buying almost all consumables for their surgery. This has led to a lot of negative discussions on the media. Surgeries will resume as soon as supplies are provided”