Dr Oheneba Danso exchanging pleasantries with some journalists in Kumasi
THE ASANTEHENE, Otumfuo Osei Tutu II, is expected to cut the tape to officially open the new Mother & Baby Unit (MBU) at the Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital (KATH) in Kumasi.
The Asantehene will be joined by First Lady Rebecca Akufo-Addo and other top dignitaries, including KATH officials, to open the facility within this month.
So far, the facility has been completed and KATH officials are considering either January 17 or 19, 2018, as possible dates for the official opening of the multi-purpose medical project.
This was announced by KATH CEO Dr Oheneba Owusu-Danso when the hospital organised a mega press soirée for media practitioners in Kumasi.
He stated that everything is set for the grand opening of the facility “and we are only waiting for Manhyia Palace, the official seat of the Asantehene, to settle on one of the two proposed dates.”
The new KATH MBU project is a brainchild of the Rebecca Foundation, of the the First Lady of Ghana, Rebecca Akufo-Addo, in collaboration with the Multimedia Group.
There were disheartening reports of pregnant mothers and babies dying at an alarming rate at KATH, which were said to have been caused by congestion and lack of equipment at KATH.
The first lady, therefore, collaborated with the Multimedia Group to solicit for funding from the public to construct the multi-purpose medical facility at the cost of a whopping GH¢10 million.
Dr Oheneba Danso said the facility has been completed right on time by the contractors, adding that the new MBU would go a long way to stop preventable deaths at the hospital.
He, however, appealed to government and other relevant bodies to intervene so that the over 40 year-old MBU project at the hospital would be completed to boost medical care at KATH.
FROM I.F. Joe Awuah Jnr., Kumasi