Akandoh takes on gov’t, seeks action to rescue ‘rotting’ KATH

Photo: Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital

Ranking Member on Parliament’s Health Committee, and MP for Sefwi-Juaboso, Kwabena Mintah Akandoh is urging a massive investment in the country’s health sector as he takes on the government over the major challenges confronting the Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital, KATH.

Managers of the facility told the committee during a visit Thursday that the sorry state of most facilities especially a major block of the hospital popularly called GEE BLOCK poses a serious threat to both workers and patients.

Angered, Mr. Akandoh attributed the situation to the government’s failure to give the teaching hospital all the attention needed to boost the country’s healthcare delivery.

“We have spoken about the nature of the GEE block. It is very weak, and our attention has been drawn to the fact that authorities have told the Minister responsible for health”, Akandoh said.

Facilities at the Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital (KATH) are overstretched. Meanwhile, stalled hospital projects at Sewua, Afari, Konongo and Fomena have received little attention from previous and present regimes.

But Mr. Akandoh wants the government to urgently address the situation rescue the KATH to avert any possible disaster.

“Our plea is that, now that the attention of the committee and the minister has been drawn, we shouldn’t wait for a disaster to happen before we pretend to be responding to it. Much must be done because KATH deserves much better than we are seeing”, he emphasised.


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