The Minister of Health, Mr. Alban S.K Bagbin has caution staff of the Korle-Bu Teaching Hospital (KBTH) to ensure sustainable service and patients satisfaction.

Alban Bagbin
Alban Bagbin



He said would ensure some Ghanaians who are feigning ignorance would know the significance of the National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS) in the health care management.

The Minister said this in speech read on behalf at the launch of the 90th anniversary celebration of KBTH held in Accra.

He noted that the ministry has been supportive of the hospital growth from a general hospital to become a tertiary institution with centre?s of excellence to provide specialist that were hitherto non-existence in the sub-region.

The provision of free health care to children and free maternal health care all point to attempt to achieve MDGs 4 and 5?.

He appealed to the Board and management of KBTH to remember the pioneers of the hospital who have played sacrificial roles at ensuring that the name is at the peak of excellence health care.

Mr.Bagbin urged the media not make Korle-Bu part of the politics in Ghana since it is a centre of health care delivery by not publishing only the bad side of KBTH but also its outstanding achievement? he added.

In his remarks Chief Executive Officer of KBTH, Professor Nii Otu Nartey, said since its establishment (KBTH) in 1923 and serving the people over the course of 90 years, has enabled the hospital to build its core competencies and strengths in field of health care, but aging process was telling on the infrastructure and the necessary equipment.

He noted that as part of the medical retooling of the hospital under the ruling National Democratic Congress(NDC),and his watch 16 theatres were being rehabilitated, with the 2 slide CT Scan replaced by a 640 slides CT Scan to reduce the pressure on the current one of the hospital.

Professor Nartey said the 13 patient elevators have been replaced with the support and funding from the National Health Insurance Authority.

He call on government ?to continue support the hospital to start the children?s emergency centre, the 400 bed capacity hospital complex and the tissue transplantation and proposed Urology centres.

Stressing that the centres when completed would rejuvenate and reposition Korle-Bu as a centre for healthcare in the sub-sahara Africa.


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