The management of the Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital (KATH) have responded to allegations of the facility grinding to a halt due to broken down and mostly obsolete equipment.
A statement issued by the management and signed by the head of Public Affairs, Kwame Frimpong said equipment that should have been replaced between 5 and 10 years ago have remained in place, culminating in the sorry state of facilities at the hospital.
‘’As indicated above, the deterioration of the equipment and to a large extent, the infrastructure base of the Hospital did not start today. Equipment and facilities that should have been re-tooled or replaced about five to 10 years ago have remained in place’’ the statement read in part.
According to the management, enormous investments are required to replace and fix the worn out and obsolete equipment, explaining that the Board of the hospital in efforts to fix the problem has established an endowment fund with the aim of mobilizing resources to fix the equipment challenges that the facility is grappling with.
‘’What should have taken 10 years to fix cannot be done in a year or two but Management and the Board are determined to find creative ways to address the above challenges in order to further improve the quality of care to the public’’ the statement added.
The rejoinder by the management of the hospital comes on the back of several publications by this website after painstaking investigation at the hospital which revealed among other things that the facility was reeling under severe pressure due to malfunctioning equipment ranging from laundry machines, lifts, CT Scan machines and staff buses among others.
This website will serialise the publications of the response of the KATH management until all the issues are exhausted.