October 3, 2022

The Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Korle Bu Teaching Hospital, Dr. Opoku Ware Ampomah has commended the Member of Parliament (MP) for North Tongu, Samuel Okudzeto Ablakwa for donating high quality medical equipment to the medical teaching facility.

According to the CEO he is happy with the partnership and collaboration as the equipment is not just being dumped on them, rather it will make positive impact at neurosurgical service department of the Korle Bu Teaching Hospital. And stated that the beaming smile of Dr. Mohammed Hadi Abdallah, in charge of the neurosurgical department tells it all when he opened and inspected the equipment.

“This goes to show the kind of passion with which he works; and the hospital has highly dedicated staffs, who are willing to provide the best of care, but they are handicapped in terms of equipment they are provided with. So sometimes they do not get the kind of outcome they want to achieve. Interventions like these are very critical to help them to bridge that gap”, he acknowledged.

Again, doctors at the tertiary facility are the best minds one can have at the west Africa sub-region, and he believes there is the need to do whatever they can to empower them so that, one do not have to travel abroad to seek basic medical assistance. And added that sometimes one goes to some of the district hospitals and there are high quality equipment needed at the tertiary level, but are gathering dust there because no one there knows what they are and how to use them .

The MP’s approach, he admitted is forward looking, pragmatic and hopes others would learn from his example and should be the way to go. He advised that where necessary, the tertiary hospitals can support the district hospitals to promote health deliver, the CEO said.

“Korle Bu is going to be 99 years this month, it is an opportunity for all of us to reflect how do we want our premier hospital to serve us; where do we want it to be? We hear a lot of people complaining there is no this, there is no that; we have to start talking solutions and the MP has taken a step in making a difference”.

He urged corporate entities to also help, and noted that there are people who even have more contacts than the MP has but if he is able to do so much, then that should send a message. “Let us contribute to the health delivery system that would be beneficial to us; you do not know when you will fall a victim”.

Kwaku Sakyi-Danso/Ghanamps.com