Dr. Joseph Akpaloo, the Chief Executive Officer of the Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital (KATH) has revealed the project to boost hospital energy supply with the use of solar power.
KATH set to use solar energy for continuous power supply
The hospital management has already set up 42-kilowatt solar power system in its eye clinic to provide continuous power supply.
The Himalayan Cataract Project and the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) supported the hospital management in the project. The Chief Executive Officer exposed this at the end of year performance review meeting in Kumasi.
He spoke about the plans to seek further support from other development partners in installation of additional solar power systems to achieve energy security.
The hospital is improving its infrastructure, he illustrated by mentioning the phase two of the mortuary expansion project, renewal of the main theatre block and dental clinic. The implementation cost of these projects was GHC774,469.59.
Dr. Akpaloo further informed that they spent GHC2 million from internal funding to purchase necessary equipment for effective service delivery.
All these equipment included mobile operating lamps, two operating tables for the ‘A1’ theatre, patient monitors and electronic power drill. Craniotomy sets for the neurosurgery unit, dual head theatre lamps, suction machines and accessories for the trauma and orthopedics directorate also purchased for effective service delivery.
Almost GHC2, 273,377.04 was the amount that spent on staff training and development during the period, he revealed.
Dr. Akpaloo again appealed the government to help in installation of a new oxygen plant at the facility. He also pointing out that, the facility required almost 150 and 200 cylinders of oxygen per day.
These Oxygen cylinders took an expenditure of about GHC300,000.00 monthly to the facility, he further added. He also requested heads of various units to generate suitable strategies to improve performance by providing quality services to patients.
Copyright © 2019 Ghanalive.TV. All Rights Reserved.