The Health Minister, Hon. Kwaku Agyeman-Manu has paid a working visit to the Korle Bu Teaching Hospital. The visit is an hour-long inspection tour of some completed and ongoing project sites.
The Minister and his entourage were conducted around by some authorities of the hospital led by the Chief Executive Officer, Dr. Opoku Ware Ampomah.
His first point of call was the construction of a 101-bed Urology and Nephrology Centre of Excellence, where he inspected ongoing work at the site.
“The two (2) storey Urology and Nephrology Centre will have a thirty-one (31) suite dialysis station for persons with kidney disorders, and seventy (70) beds for genito-urinary patients. The Centre will also provide out-patient services, and serve as a resource base to conduct research into urology and nephrology cases,” he said.
Freeman Kwame, the resident architect said the facility will help with kidney transplants, except that by the end of the year, it would be completed for commissioning.
The Minister and his entourage then moved to a refurbished and re-equipped fevers unit, which has been used as a Treatment and Holding Centre, consisting of an isolation centre.
Hon. Agyeman-Manu said the centre will be open soon to show Ghanaians how the COVID-19 money was spent.
The inspection of the construction and equipping of a four hundred (400) bed Maternity and Gynaecological Centre at Korle Bu was the final part of call by the sector minister.
He was briefed on the work done so far. The project, initiated by President Akufo-Addo but has been brought to a halt due to lack of resources.
The Minister expressed joy at the work done so far and pledged his ministry’s preparedness to help in Providing resources for the procurement of certain equipment needed urgently by the hospital. He also urged Korle Bu to keep up the good work.