A statement by the Junior Doctors’ Association of Ghana has clarified the impasse at Manhyia District hospital involving a misunderstanding between a doctor and nurse at the facility last Sunday.
The President of the association, Dr. Louisa A. Nkrumah and Secretary, Dr. Norbert Kipo, issued the statement insisting that it has become imperative to set the records straight on the falsehood being peddled which can bring their professional competence of the doctor into disrepute.
A portion of the statement reads:
The attention of the Junior Doctors Association has been drawn to an alleged misunderstanding between a doctor and a nurse at the Manhyia District hospital, which occurred on Sunday, 27th of November, 2022.
While we do not condone the actions of her father, it is imperative to set the records straight on the falsehood being peddled to bring the professional competence of the doctor into disrepute.
- The doctor did not review any child on the surgical ward on the day in question.
- No prescription was written for a child by the doctor on the said date and therefore she could not have prescribed a wrong dosage.
- The doctor correctly prescribed an intravenous fluid for an adult patient on the surgical ward.
- The non-availability of the intravenous fluid prescribed prompted the nurse to call the doctor to delete it from the system to avoid extra billing.
The information on social media, radio and TV stations about an alleged wrong prescription is untrue according to the hospital management and records available.
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