Asantehene Otumfuo Osei Tutu II
THE ASANTEHENE, Otumfuo Osei Tutu II has expressed delight over the release of money by government to complete the 37 year old maternity block project at the Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital (KATH).
Otumfuo who has a passion for the development of KATH, the largest medical facility in the northern sector of the country, reportedly heaved a sigh of relief upon hearing the good news.
This was disclosed by the CEO of KATH, Prof. Ohene Adjei on Kapital radio in Kumasi.
The CEO said he personally informed the Asantehene at the Manhyia Palace about government’s efforts in completing the project.
The maternity block at KATH began almost four decades ago but the facility aimed at easing congestion at the maternity ward is still yet to be completed.
According to Prof. Adjei, before he could finish saying that money had been released for the project’s completion, Otumfuo started smiling.
He said the Asantehene later disclosed that he was extremely delighted about the positive news and urged those in charge of the project to do a good job.
Prof. Ohene Adjei debunked reports that partisan politics existed among staff of the medical facility, saying “KATH is a health institution so we don’t tolerate politics.”
On development projects currently going on the facility, he said, the painting of the old ‘GEE’ block waa going on steadily, adding that the eye clinic was almost nearing completion.
On the capitation system introduced by the National Health Insurance Authority (NHIA,) Prof. Adjei disclosed that about 10,000 patients had selected KATH as their preferred hospital.
He said KATH management was currently monitoring the pilot capitation system and would come out with its final decision on it by the end of the month.
About the hospital’s future, he said, workers at the medical facility needed to be disciplined and hard working at all times to help make KATH the preferred health center for patients.
FROM I.F.F Joe Awuah Jnr., Kumasi