October 5, 2020

GHS boss refutes claims Upper West Regional Hospital is not ‘fully functional’

The Director-General of the Ghana Health Service (GHS), Dr. Patrick Kuma-Aboagye has refuted claims that the Upper West Regional Hospital is not fully functional.

He said this on the back of claims by the Paramount Chief of the Wa Traditional Area, Naa Fuseini Pelpuo IV that the Wa hospital was not operating to its full capacity due to lack of resources.

The chief, in September 2020, made an appeal for the hospital to be given priority by the government when the Vice President, Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia visited the region as part of his ten-day tour of the five regions of the North.

But speaking to Citi News, Dr. Patrick Kuma-Aboagye, said the hospital was functioning despite the lack of essential equipment.

“The hospital is fully functional with the exception of the radiological department which is not fully functioning because of the CT scan. It is not easy to come by, but fortunately, we have a team who is going to train some personnel in the next two weeks so they can get the CT scans working again.”

“Every other department is working. Currently, the hospital has 14 doctors with three specialists,” he added.

The 160-bed capacity Upper West Regional Hospital was opened to the public on Thursday, January 9, 2020, after several months of delay.

The US$ 52 million facilities, although commissioned by President Akufo-Addo at an elaborate ceremony in August 2019, had not been operational till January 2020.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Post: citinewsroom.com

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