The Ministry of Health and the Board of the Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital (KATH), have given Management approval to seek private funding for the procurement of a new Oxygen Plant for the facility.
This according to Acting Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the hospital, is expected to save the facility an average of Ghc 12,000 daily bill it is accumulating due to reliance on private sources for the supply of oxygen.
Dr. Oheneba Owusu-Danso disclosed this at the hospital’s Annual Thanksgiving and joint staff reception in Kumasi.
He has also announced that the new Board of the hospital has given approval for the establishment of an Endowment Fund as a long-term strategy to address the logistical and infrastructure challenges of the hospital.
The Fund, which will be launched within the first quarter of 2018, will approach public spirited individuals and organizations to assist in the acquisition of critically needed equipment valued at over Sixty (60) Million Ghana Cedis to enable the hospital provide better services to the public.
Dr. Owusu-Danso said the hospital will in the course of 2018 offer special private patient’s services under which busy corporate executives, businessmen and individuals can assess prompt, comprehensive and quality medical at their convenience for premium fees under an Intramural Policy.
The acting CEO also charged staff members to continue to work hard to project the hospital’s positive image in the health sector of the country.
“It is only hard work, smart management practices, unity of purpose and personal sacrifices by all Staff Members that would help the hospital to effectively confront the challenges ahead, and deliver to the expectation of our clients”.
He has emphasized the need to completely review the mood of operations with the view of reducing waste and devising more efficient ways of delivering services in order to generate the needed funds to cover the hospital’s operational expenses.
He thanked the First Lady, Mrs. Rebecca Akufo-Addo, her foundation and individuals who have contributed towards the construction of the new Mother Baby Unit and the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit for the hospital.
He also assured that Management was committed to running an open and inclusive administration to further improve the image of the hospital as a model tertiary healthcare institution in West Africa.
By: Hafiz Tijani/citifmoline.com/Ghana