Health News of Tuesday, 11 June 2013


KATH makes strides

The four-year reign of Professor Ohene Adjei as the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital (KATH) has witnessed a remarkable improvement in the delivery of services by the hospital.

On a visit to the hospital on Thursday, this reporter saw a modern eye centre which was constructed jointly by the hospital and USAID to train medical students and nurses in the provision of eye care.

A source close to the hospital management said it was one of the best eye centres which could be found in West Africa.

This reporter also saw painting works being undertaken on the A-D Old Block to give it a beautiful touch.

Through effective and prudent management, the hospital, which hitherto had only one 148 KVA generator and other two small ones, now has 1,000 KVA generators for the Accident & Emergency Unit, which it received from the Ministry of Health (MoH).

There is another 800 KVA generator serving theatres, an oxygen plant, the polyclinic and the mortuary.

The hospital, through its internally generated fund (IGF), has procured two 500 KVA generators for the Old Block and has also procured 12 water tanks, each with a 11,000-litre capacity to support the water system in the hospital, the source said.

A walkway has also been constructed to provide easy access to the wards in cases of emergency.

This reporter also saw an eight-bedroom guest house constructed by the hospital at Pine Avenue to accommodate visiting lecturers around the world at a subsidised rate.

Hitherto, these people were accommodated in hotels, which cost the hospital a lot of money, the source said.