Asantehene’s appeal for donations to repair the 70-year-old Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital (KATH) is beginning to bear fruit as private citizens and business establishments keep up their support.
According to Kwame Frimpong, head of the department of public affairs, the hospital has spent half of the projected $10 million required for facilities renovations.
The Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital, which has 1,200 beds and was built in 1955, has not undergone any renovations, which has a negative effect on the standard of inpatient care.
The hospital’s major wards have not been renovated, and several parts of the structure have developed flaws.
According to Kwame Frimpong, Head of the Public Affairs Unit, the hospital has raised half of the expected $10 million through contributions and commitments.
Following OFI Ghana’s donation of 300,000 Ghana cedis to assist the project, he addressed the media.
“We have received pledges and donations from individuals which puts us halfway through our target for the initiative. Some have come through Momo and others have also come through the bank details we published. At this point, the contribution keeps on coming,” he indicated.
Institutions are being invited to provide money to help with the remodeling project by Jonath Quayeno, Vice President and Head of OFI Ghana’s Procurement Department.
“As a company with staff across the country, we decided to donate 300.000 credits to support this initiative. This is to put the hospital in a good sharp for patients and also help improve healthcare delivery,” he said.
It is anticipated that the renovations would aid in the hospital’s emergency preparedness.