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KATH Hostel For Patients Relatives 80% Complete

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The Chief Executive Officer (CEO) at the Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital,  Professor Otchere Addai-Mensah (KATH) is optimistic that the 190 bed  hostel facility it is putting up to house relatives of patients would be completed by the end of the year.

Currently, the hostel facility is about 80% complete as major works have been done including the tiling of the rooms and floors.

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Addressing the media after a tour of the hostel facility, the refurbished Physiotherapy Center and the Dialysis Units with Members of the Board at KATH, Prof Addai-Mensah said management was determined to use its internally generated funds (IGF) as well as it partnerships with interest groups to put the premier hospital in good shape.

“We are happy to see that our Build, Operate and Transfer (BOT) deal with this private developer is yielding results as the building is now 80% complete and would house relatives who visit KATH to check on patients. We are sure that this place would be operational by end of the year so we can decongest the wards and precincts of the hospital”, the CEO stated.

Physiotherapy Center:

The CEO disclosed that the Hospital out of its internally generated funds (IGF) decided to put its Physiotherapy Center in the best of shapes.

He noted that the wards as well as the entire block was refurbished to modern standards.

The CEO said the hydrotherapy unit (swimming pool) had become obsolete needing about 150, 000 dollars to fix but noted that the place would soon be turned into a Limb Fitting Center so it could serve those needing prosthetic attention and care.

“We had to make our Physiotherapy Center the best and something comparable to world standards and so management decided to use our IGF to put this place in shape so it can adequately and appropriately serve the needs of visitors and patients”, Prof Addai-Mensah stressed.

Dialysis Situation:

The CEO, revealed that, currently KATH has had its three faulty dialysis machines repaired and so they have 4 functioning machines.

With the arrival of the 3 brand new dialysis machines purchased with IGF it makes it  seven (7)

The CEO mentioned that Springfield Company has promised the hospital three additional machines and with the donation of two machines from an individual, KATH would soon have a total of 12 dialysis machines working at the Renal Unit.

“KATH would soon have 12 functioning and working dialysis machines and we are hopeful that with the commitment of the new Health Minister, KATH and many hospitals in the country would have more dialysis machines and other equipment to attend to all manner of cases that come to our outfits”, Prof Addai-Mensah posited.

Story By Michael Ofosu-Afriyie, Kumasi. 

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