The Old Blocks of Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital (KATH) are now undergoing renovations in order to give a thorough update befitting its rank as the country’s second-largest Teaching Hospital.
The effort was inspired by a request from Asantehene Otumfuo Osei Tutu in honor of his 25th year in office. Notably, repairs to long-standing roof leaks have already begun.
During the Hospital’s 2023 Thanksgiving Service and Best Staff Awards event, Prof Otchere Addai-Mensah, the Chief Executive, reminisced on his almost year-long administration’s accomplishments and challenges.
He thanked the Board, management, staff, and stakeholders for their remarkable support as the hospital started on a transformative path to address attitudinal, infrastructure, and operational concerns.
Prof Addai-Mensah expressed thanks for the great response to the unveiling of Asantehene’s 10-million-dollar rehabilitation fund.
Initiatives such as the use of MoMo payment systems for bill payments at patients’ bedsides have aided in the reduction of corruption.
Furthermore, the use of courier services for refilling medications and pharmaceuticals throughout the hospital’s catchment region is a trailblazing initiative that contributes to logical drug administration and utilization.
Prof Addai-Mensah apologized to any impacted workers and acknowledged the necessity for disciplinary steps to restore efficiency.
At the Best Staff Awards ceremony, 39 excellent employees were recognized, with each getting a flat-screen television, a citation, and cash awards. Dr. Barnabas Asamoah was named the year’s overall Best Worker, getting a GHC20,000 check and a citation.