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Business News of Friday, 27 July 2018

Source: Eye on Port

Acting Director General of GPHA tours IMaH


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The Acting Director General of the Ghana Ports and Harbours Authority, Michael Luguje has toured the International Maritime Hospital (IMaH) facility and engaged with its management and staff.

The visit was for him to familiarize with operations at the hospital.

The International Maritime Hospital (IMaH) is a subsidiary of the Ghana Ports and Harbours Authority, with an ultra-modern hospital facility comprising 130-bed capacity with children’s executive and VVIP wards, dialysis unit, theatres, mortuary, medical stores and a helipad which will receive patients from all over the world for treatment.

Some of the services run by the hospital include, MRI, neurology, surgical cases, trauma, gynaecology, obstetrics, Ear, Nose and Throat (ENT) cases, dialysis, as well as the production of oxygen in commercial quantities among other health related services which require specialists’ attention.

The CEO of the International Maritime Hospital (IMaH) Dr. Bernard Duah-Boateng, who led the DG and other management staff around the hospital, said the world class health facility is well furnished with ultra-modern equipment to improve service delivery.

“The flagship of this facility is actually its imaging department which boasts of the strongest magnet in the whole of the West African Region, we can find them only in Egypt and in South Africa,” he said.

He said the hospital has qualified and experienced specialists and staff who are eager to render quality healthcare to patrons.

“We are lucky to have a team currently of highly experienced and qualified in house doctors for now. There are ten of us. Seven specialists and consultants as well as three medical officers,” he said.

The Acting Director General of GPHA, Michael Luguje commended the entire management and staff of IMaH for the good services being rendered at the hospital.



“We hold this particular facility in very high esteem. Not just because it was very expensive to construct, but because of its social impact. The impact it’s going to have on society and the fact that health is the most important component of life. If you are alive and not healthy, obviously you are not alive and therefore if this facility is going to ensure we are all healthy and the entire community is healthy, then that should be a priority for management,” he said.

He also pledged his support to advancing the facility so that it is patronized by other African port users.

The International Maritime Hospital (IMaH) has been in operation for about a year now offering diverse first class health care services in Ghana.

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