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Health News of Wednesday, 16 January 2013

Source: GNA

Tamale Teaching Hospital to establish center of excellence for maternal and child care

HFC Bank is to support the Tamale Teaching Hospital (TTH) to establish a center of excellence for maternal and child care.

The center will help reduce maternal and under-five deaths as well as promote teaching and learning.

Mr Asare Akuffo, Managing Director of HFC, disclosed this when he presented about 8,304 yards of assorted staff uniform to the management of the hospital.

A total of 750 nursing staff of the hospital are to benefit from the gesture worth GH¢46,000.

Mr Akuffo said the donation should be a motivation for the staff to save more lives and ensure a healthier nation.

He said the bank was also strategizing with the officials of the hospital to support its staff with a housing scheme to address their accommodation challenges.

Dr Ken Sagoe Chief Executive Officer of TTH, who received the items, thanked the management of the bank, and expressed the hospital’s readiness to collaborate with the bank and other corporate institutions to address the various infrastructural deficits.

Dr Sagoe said the hospitals association with the bank two years ago had stopped leakage in revenue collect of the hospital.

On the donation, he said, it would significantly help the corporate strategy of re-banding TTH to provide quality, highly specialized and affordable health care to the public.

The TTH Chief Executive said the change of uniform for staff formed the beginning of the transformation of the facility to ensure efficient service delivery.

With regards to the second phase of the hospital upgrading, he said, the necessary regulations had been put in place by government to contract a loan facility to start the project in the first half of the year.