Rainstorm ravages Kumawu Polyclinic; services suspended

Management of the Kumawu polyclinic in the Ashanti region has suspended most of its services including surgeries after the facility was ravaged by rainstorm.

The entire roof of one of the buildings was ripped off with some sensitive medical equipment, computers and other documents damaged.

Male patients on admission have now been relocated to empty beds at the female and children’s wards amidst concern about overcrowding and the possible spread of coronavirus.

The current situation has resulted in congestion and the corridor is now serving as a waiting area for OPD patients and those waiting to see doctors.

The development has revived complaints about the abandoned Kumawu government hospital project started by the erstwhile John Mahama administration.

The 120 bed capacity Sekyere Kumawu hospital facility is now overgrown with weeds.

A year ago, the Chief of Kumawu, Barima Tweneboah Koduah bemoaned the delay in completion of the hospital project despite numerous appeals.

Former Ranking Member on the Health Committee of Parliament, Kwabena Mintah Akandoh who also visited the site during the heat of the campaign spoke passionately about the neglect and criticised the Akufo-Addo government for the delay.

But not much has changed since.

Health Minister-designate, Kwaku Agyeman-Manu however assured the Appointments Committee of Parliament during his vetting all such projects will receive priority if he is confirmed.

The $170m project when completed will contain a theatre, recovery unit, medical, Surgical and emergency wards


Source: Ghana|

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