Disheartening: Pregnant women queuing for surgery while 2-6 babies using a cot – KATH CEO reveals
Despite the government efforts to improve hardships of expectant mothers, it has emerged that pregnant women still went
through some difficulties in their bid to seek healthcare due to the lack of adequate facilities at the Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital (KATH) in Kumasi.
“Pregnant women continue to queue to have critical maternal surgeries, while two to six babies are kept together in one baby’s cot due to the lack of space at the Hospital,” the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of KATH, Dr. Oheneba Owusu Danso revealed.
The CEO lamented when President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo performed a ground-breaking ceremony to mark the reactivation of works on the 44-year-old abandoned Maternity and Children’s Block of the Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital (KATH) in the Ashanti Region.
Pregnant women continue to queue to have critical maternal surgeries, while two to six babies are kept together in one baby’s cot due to the lack of space at the Hospital
President Nana Akufo-Addo indicated that upon completion, the 800-bed facility would contribute significantly to achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) on maternal and child health.
The government, he said, had stepped up efforts to provide the requisite infrastructure to create access for quality healthcare delivery, saying, the recent COVID-19 disease had exposed the inadequacy in health facilities in the country.
“Our investment in the healthcare system is to serve the needs of 21st Century Ghana,” the President noted and assured the Management of KATH of working assiduously to expand the facility’s land resources for future projects.
Mr. Kwaku Agyemang-Manu, Minister of Health, hinted that work on the Bekwai and Tepa Hospitals were due to be completed this year.
He was hopeful that the development would complement healthcare delivery, especially at the district level, urging the contractors to work diligently to complete those projects as scheduled.