Thursday, 30 May

Pay ¢42m.power debt or get cut off in 3 days - ECG to Ridge Hospital

Health News
The Greater Accra Regional Hospital

The Greater Accra Regional Hospital (Ridge Hospital) has the next three days to settle its GH¢42 million power bill with the Electricity Company of Ghana or risk taken off the national grid.

The National Taskforce of the Electricity Company of Ghana has posted a notice at the hospital to that effect.

The amount covers power consumed by the facility for more than a year 

During ECG's visit to the hospital, the health post's management clarified that they were not responsible for bill payments. 

They directed the state power distributor to the Ministry of Finance and Ministry of Health.

The Ridge Hospital is among 91 health facilities that owe hefty amounts in bills to the ECG, which plans to cut their power supply.

These hospitals owe a total of GHc261 million to the state power distributor.

ECG warned recently that the power cuts will happen 48 hours after the hospitals receive a warning.


Facilities like the Korle Bu Teaching Hospital and 37 Military Hospital are among those at risk of losing electricity supply from the national grid.


The company explains that it needs to get the money it is owed so it can keep running smoothly.


Similar situations have happened recently to other places like schools and Parliament.


These hospitals are on the list:


Volta region Total GHc15, 163,879


Kpeve Government Hospital GHc750, 147.70


Ho Municipal Hospital GHc 1,247,730


Ho Teaching Hospital (3 meters) GHc5,808,989


Hohoe Municipal Hospital GHc2,472, 043


Keta Municipal Hospital GHc410, 983


Ketu South Hospital GHc1, 706,390


Sogakope District Hospital GHc1, 437,822


Worawora Government Hospital GHc1, 329,767


Accra East Region Total GHc66, 643,680.32


37 Military Hospital GHc33, 477,392.71


Police Hospital GHc6, 109,568 Dodowa District Hospital GHc 3,629,966


Pantang Hospital GHc5, 342,310


Lekma Hospital GHc2, 602,464


La General Hospital GHc642,954 University of Ghana Hospital GHc2, 249,767


Achimota Hospital GHc2, 502,589


Kwabenya Hospital GHc10, 086,666


Tema Region Total GHc8, 227,299.48 Community 22 Polyclinic GHc720, 245


Akuse Govt Hspt GHc1, 723,768


Battor Hspt GHc1, 837,613


General Hspt GHc242, 078 Kpone Health Center GHc379, 520


Ministry of Health GHc378, 864


Municipal Health GHc112, 375


Poly Clinic Nungua GHc414, 589 Sege Polyclinic GHc393, 680


Somanya District Hspt GHc1, 352,341


Urban Health GHc672, 222


Accra West Region Total GHc55, 782,569.71 Bortianor Polyclinic GHc442, 468


Korle Bu Teaching Hspt GHc10, 216,075


Nsawam Hspt GHc2, 814,584


Oduman Polyclinic GHc713, 520 Ridge Regional Hspt GHc41, 595,921


Central Region Total GHc21, 313,839.75


Ankaful Psychiatric GHc2, 225,745


Cape Coast Municipal Hspt GHc2, 351,591 Central Regional Hspt (Two meters) GHc7,048,927


District Hospital GHc 1,592,822


Trauma Hospital Winneba GHc1, 418,389


Twifo Praso New Hspt GHc (Two meters) GHc5,826,432 Winneba Govt Hspt GHc849, 929


Eastern Region Total GHc21, 031,322


Abirim Dist Hspt GHc1, 266,455


Government Hspt GHc2, 204,650 Asamankese Hspt GHc1, 202,252


Begoro Govt Hspt GHc987, 753


Ministry of Health GHc1, 289,724


Kibi Govt Hspt (Two meters) GHc2,947,367 Government Hspt GHc6, 941,454


Koforidua SDA Hspt GHc314, 752


Kwahu Govt Hspt GHc1, 879,985


St. Dominic Hspt GHc1, 996,924 Ashanti Region Total GHc50, 045,753.72


Agogo Hspt GHc3, 290,722


Konongo Govt Hspt GHc2, 066,549


Kumawu Dist Hspt GHc217, 879 Mamhya Govt Hspt (Two meters) GHc2,026,944


Mampong Maternity Hspt GHc299, 775


Bekwai Dist Hspt GHc2, 721,858


Government Hspt GHc1, 908,530 Fomena Govt Hspt GHc300, 360


Obuasi Govt Hspt GHc1, 022,440


Atonsu Govt Hspt GHc2, 860,326


Bibiani Govt Hspt GHc1, 279,540 Komfo Anokye Teaching Hspt GHc (Two meters) GHc27,265,226


SDA Hspt Kwadaso GHc506, 361


St. Patrick Hspt Offinso GHc2, 248,319


Suntreso Govt Hspt GHc2, 030,915 Western Region Total GHc22, 312,253


Bogoso Hospital (Two meters) GHc497,828


Takoradi Hspt (Two meters) GHc3,509,295


Tarkwa Govt Hspt (Three meters) GHc9,499,254 Tarkwa Hspt Apinto GHc2, 391,983


Wassa Dunkwa Hspt (Two meters) GHc294,996


Government Hspt (Two meters) GHc1,708,108


Nsuaem Hospital GHc169, 220 Kwasimintim Hospital GHc1, 547,022


Essikado Govt Hspt GHc780,780


Elubo Hspt (Two meters) GHc271,993


Akwantombra Hspt GHc184, 219