Local media had reported in Monrovia that the hospital was also putting patients on the bare floor for treatment.
The Administrator of the C.H. Rennie Memorial Hospital, Raymond Cassel, in reaction, termed the reports as “blackmailing and counterproductive” to the health system of Margibi County. He spoke in an interview with The Capitol Times Newspaper at his office in Kakata on Tuesday.
He said there has been no point in time that the hospital put patient on the bare floor or denied them admittance for treatment.
Mr. Cassel said there are many positive things taking place at the hospital including expansion of the main building which has enabled the health facility to increase the number of beds from 40 to over 80.
Speaking further, Mr. Cassel indicated that the C. H. Rennie Hospital, as the only referral hospitals in the county, will never turn away patients that are in dire need of medical treatment.
“The emergency room of the hospital has only six beds and when they are fully occupied by other patients, other incoming patients are either made to wait until adjustments are made or referred to a much bigger health facility in Monrovia,” Cassel disclosed.
Touching on the issue of patients giving money before being admitted for medical services at the hospital, Raymond denied the report and challenged accusers to substantiate their claim.
“Like any other Government hospital or health facilities across the country that offers free health services, the C. H. Rennie Hospital is no exception to the Ministry of Health regulation,” he said.
He also stated that the flow of patients at the C. H. Rennie Hospital on a daily basis fluctuates in that after doctors make their rounds during the course of a day, some patients are discharged while others are admitted thus making it difficult for any patient being brought to be rejected or put on the floor as reported.
“There has been no point in time that the C. H. Rennie Hospital ever rejected patients”, Mr. Cassel further maintained.