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Dialysis Treatment: Price increment was an error – Parliamentary Committee

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The Parliamentary Subsidiary Legislation Committee has characterised the recent increased cost of dialysis as an error.

Patients were alarmed as the price for one session of dialysis at the Korle-Bu Teaching Hospital jumped from GH¢380 to GH¢491, raising concerns about affordability.

Dr Dominic Ayeni, the chair of the Subsidiary Legislation Committee, addressed the issue in parliament, affirming the error in the price rise and promising that steps would be taken to rectify the situation.

“I told them that there were a lot of errors. Time had run out on us and therefore they should bring an addendum for us to correct the errors, including this issue of dialysis. I told the MP for Joaboso, Mintah Akandoh that this was where we were with the issue. 

“There are a number of them and Abena Osei said they were preparing to bring an addendum to parliament so we correct those errors,” he stated.  

Earlier, the Speaker of Parliament, Alban Bagbin, referred the price hike to the Subsidiary Legislation Committee to consider a stakeholder engagement on how best to address the challenge.

The Speaker believes that after the stakeholder engagements with the relevant agencies, an amicable solution could be arrived at to address the dialysis price hikes.

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