The Kintampo North Municipal Hospital mortuary has installed new fridges with a capacity to hold about 100 bodies.

The facility was jointly inaugurated and handed over to the Hospital by Mr Stephen Kunsu, the Member of Parliament for Kintampo North and Mrs Alice Vorleto, the acting Kintampo North Municipal Director of Health Services.

It was funded through the MP?s common Fund.

Mr Kunsu expressed commitment to continue to assist financially for smooth and effective operation of the Hospital and appealed to citizens of the Municipality to contribute in tackling problems facing the facility.

Mrs Vorleto expressed joy for the inauguration of the expanded facility and said the Hospital was the biggest health facility between Techiman and Tamale and due to the centrality of its location, it was the first place to treat road accident victims but the burden had always been the lack of space to preserve the dead.

She said the acquisition of the new fridges became necessary following the frequent breakdown of the old 12-body fridges.

Dr Gavin Apio, the Medical Superintendent of the Hospital, said the Hospital was making strides and in 2013 it recorded only one maternal death out of 2,087 deliveries.

He said it was a 125 bed-capacity Hospital with only one Medical Officer but handled at most 100 major surgeries in a month.

Dr Apio said delivering health care services was a shared and collective responsibility and appealed to the Municipal Assembly to make it a priority to sponsor the training of health care professionals, especially midwives and anesthetists.

The Kintampo Municipal Hospital was established by the British Colonial Government for the Royal West African Frontier Force War during World War Two for military personnel who were stationed at Kintampo.

Source: GNA

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