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Health News of Thursday, 12 July 2018

Source: Class FM

New Korle Bu ICU opens soon

The management of Ghana’s premier teaching hospital, Korle-Bu, will, in the coming days, outdoor a new Intensive Care Unit (ICU), Charles Ofei-Palm, Chairman of the Senior Staff Association of the hospital has said.

According to him, this forms part of measures by the management to deal with emergency cases and overcrowding at the referral hospital.

Mr Ofei-Palm said nurses are being trained at the hospital to manage the new ICU.

He told Chief Jerry Forson on Ghana Yensom on Accra 100.5FM Thursday, 12 July that: “There is a new intensive care unit we are about to open and once that is opened, we will be able to deal with some of the challenges at the current emergency centre. Overcrowding at the centre will be a thing of the past.”

He continued: “A consultant is currently training nurses so they can man the new emergency centre. If all these programmes start getting rolled out, emergency services at Korle-Bu will start improving”.

In the long-term, he said, “We need to expand our facility to meet the current demand of emergency cases.”