General Overseer of Power Chapel Presents Medical Items To KATH …Pays Bills of Patients
Power Chapel Worldwide, a Charismatic Church in Kumasi on Wednesday morning presented medical items inluding four (4)patient monitors, Fifteen Children’s scales, 2000 pieces of bedseets and pillow cases as well as an undisclosed cash to the Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital (KATH).
The Church’s gesture worth GHC 50 000.00 is part of what its General Overseer, Prophet Victor Kusi Boateng does anytime he is celebrating his birthday.
Speaking to the media moments after presenting the items to the Chief Executive Officer at the precincts of the Emergency Services Center, Mrs Anita Kusi Boateng, wife of the General Overseer of Power Chapel Worldwide said “it was a delight giving to support the hospital and the needy”.
“My husband Prophet Kusi Boateng does these donations to orphanages and deprived communities anytime he is celebrating his birthday and this year he decided to do this to honour and support his son, Professor Otchere Addai-Mensah who is CEO here at KATH so he can lesson the burden on the shoulders of the health facility and also cater for the bills of persons who do not have money to pay their bills”, Mrs Kusi Boateng stated.
Receiving the items, Professor Otchere Addai-Mensah, Chief Executive Officer of KATH thanked the church especially his spiritual father, Prophet Kusi Boateng for the gesture.
He noted that KATH was relying wholly on its internally generated funds (IGF) to maintain as well as restock the facility with needful items and machinery.
Donations like what Power Chapel Worldwide had done, the CEO stated therefore serves as a relief to the hospital.
“We are highly dependent on our IGF and it is with that we carry out most of our operations and maintenance regime and so such donations as has been done by Power Chapel is much appreciated and we pray all persons and corporateoutfits learn to do same”, the CEO intimated.
The CEO mentioned that KATH was currently overstretched at every end, adding that even though it is a 1, 200 bed facility it has been forced to admit more than what it was built for.
He noted that one ward popularly called the orange ward was built to cater for 12 patients but was currently accommodating 34 patients.
Prof Addai-Mensah said as at the 11th of September the hospital was owed an amount of GHC 53, 375.00.
“This amount is what our patients who are getting care at the facility owe us”, the CEO stated.
Touring the maternity and accident and emergency units with the Wife of the General Overseer of Power Chapel Worldwide and her team, the CEO stated that management was committed to giving off their best in the care of patients and visitors who come to KATH.
He noted that with the upcoming Legacy Project initiated by the Asantehene to mark his 25th anniversary as King, the hospital was expectant of getting support to turn the hospital into a modern one comparable to any health facility in advanced economies.
The Wife of the General Overseer and her team later after the tour, prayed for the CEO and his team.
They asked for God’s grace and wisdom to enable the management and board to surmount all challenges facing KATH and to turn it into a customer friendly facility where care is given at optimum levels.