The Acting Chief Executive Officer of the Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital (KATH), Dr Oheneba Owusu-Danso says the hospital was able to administer quality service to patients who visited the hospital to access care in 2017.
Giving a run-down of measures and activities the hospital engaged in last year during a review workshop, the CEO among other significant strides mentioned that it was able to collect more blood to attend to emergency cases reported at the facility.
Commending the Transfusion Medicine Unit for this drive, the CEO noted KATH was able to collect 17,202 units of blood as against 16,734 it had in 2016.
This, Dr Owusu-Danso disclosed showed an increase of 2.8% despite the increasing challenges in delivering this critical service.
According to the CEO, the hospital recorded 268,753 specialist Out-Patient-Department (OPD) attendances as against 261,083 cases it had in 2016.
This, he mentioned translates into an increase of 2.96per cent while diagnostics services recorded 318,181 cases against 263,347 cases in 2016 representing an increase of 20.82 per cent.
Emergency cases, he disclosed dropped from 17, 804 cases in 2016 to 16, 818 in 2017 translating into a percentage drop of 5.4 per cent while ward admissions also dropped from 35,699 cases in 2016 to 34,552 cases representing a negative 3.21 per cent.
Deliveries at the hospital, the CEO revealed dropped from 8, 884 in 2016 to 8,438 in the year under review and thus translates into a decline of 5.02 percent.
The successful construction of the new Maternity, Mother and Baby Unit and the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU) project which was recently executed by the First Lady, Mrs Rebecca Akufo-Addo, the CEO noted has enhanced care-giving in that department.
Renovation works which the hospital embarked on at the main theater of the hospital at a cost of GHC 121,619.95, the CEO posited has enhanced the beauty and image of the facility.
The Hospital, the CEO mentioned has completed the conversion of the former pediatrics consulting room into a Dental Clinic at a cost of GHC 18,019.59.
With the approval secured by KATH from the Ministry of Health to seek private funding for the procurement of a new oxygen plant, the CEO was upbeat of replacing the 20year old obsolete but existing equipment soon.
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