The Chief Executive Officer of the Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital (KATH) Prof. Dr. Otchere Addai-Mensah, has emphasized the urgent need for extensive efforts to maintain the facility’s optimal condition.
Situated in Kumasi, Ashanti Region, the Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital (KATH), also known as GEE, stands as the second-largest hospital in Ghana and the sole tertiary health institution in the Ashanti Region.
The CEO has expressed concern that certain departments within the hospital may face closure if immediate care and proper attention are not provided to the facility.
“If care is not taken for the next few years ahead we may be forced to close down some departments at the hospital,” he said.
Professor Mensah, speaking in an exclusive interview on Oyerepa Breakfast Show, revealed that the hospital facility is in dire need of attention. Despite having a team of highly trained and experienced professionals, it is evident that the current state of the facility is inadequate for providing proper treatment and care to patients.
“We want a situation where people will be given standard care and treatment at the facility,” he added
In light of this, the Asantehene, Otumfuo Osei Tutu II, has critically analyzed and assessed the facility. Recognizing the urgent need to address the challenges and ensure the stability of the health facility, he has made a clarion call for assistance.
Taking decisive action, the Asantehene has orchestrated a movement to raise $10 million. This fund will be utilized for the renovation of the facility and the provision of essential equipment, ensuring its continued functionality and effectiveness.
The initiative is known as “Heal Komfo Anokye Hospital Project “.
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