As part of the government?s determination to provide quality, affordable, reliable and efficient health care system for all citizenry, seven surgical theatre suites and the Babies Unit of the Korle Bu Teaching Hospital (KBTH) which were closed down for refurbishment were reopened on Monday.?
The refurbishment cost US$6.4 million and included recovery and changing rooms.
Old equipment such as the life support system, dedicated medical supply units, cots, and incubators has also been replaced with modern ones. Five ambulances and five workshop vans have also been provided for the KBTH and three other hospitals as part of the retooling of public health facilities throughout the country.
The Minister of Health, Sherry Hanny Ayittey, who inaugurated the facilities, explained that the hospital was 90 years old and its facilities had deteriorated, threatening its status as the nation?s premier teaching hospital.
She said the refurbishment would ensure quality healthcare delivery and a congenial environment for the provision of improved quality surgical care.
Source: Andrew Nettey