Complete abandoned maternity block-KATH CEO appeals to NADAA
Authorities at the Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital are appealing to Government to expedite processes in the completion of an abandoned maternity block.
The completion of the project according to the authorities will ease congestion and go a long way to end maternal related deaths.
Consultant in charge of the project, Cymain Construction Limited indicates that an amount of seventy five million dollars is needed to complete the abandoned facility.
Chief Executive Officer of the hospital, Dr Joseph Akpalu made the appeal when President Nana Addo Dankwa Akuffo Addo inspected the facility as part of his three day tour of the Ashanti Region.
“Since 74, 34 years ago and now we have a congestion a the main block which was built since 1984 and because of that…, we have a lot of patients packed in one block and we cannot send them away because there is no other area. Just like if it was in Accra we have the Military Hospital, the Police Hospital in other areas. So we just want this block to be finished as early as possible for our clients who are patients to have a space and be comfortable for the workers too to feel free, work with their heart and have efficiency with what they are doing so that Ghanaians will be proud.”
The President on his part tasked the Ashanti Regional Minister to explore ways to complete the project within the period of six months.
The Minister, Simon Osei Mensah says efforts are underway to ensure the speedy completion of the project.
Meanwhile, five investors have so far shown interest in helping to complete the project.
Suraya Alidu Malititi | kapital971.com