Minister of Health Kwaku Agyeman-Manu has inaugurated the newly-constructed Accident & Emergency Centre of the Korle-Bu Teaching Hospital, on Friday July 20.
Mr Agyeman-Manu assured Ghanaians at the opening ceremony that the Akufo-Addo administration is committed to resourcing the health sector to ensure quality healthcare delivery.
Accra 100.5FM’s Maame Yaa reported that the centre has 200 beds. She said corporate bodies also donated some materials to help resource the centre.
On Monday, 16 July 2018, new Board Chairman Dr. Bernard Okoe Boye said the immediate opening of the new facility will help reduce the pressure on the existing Accident & Emergency Centre at the hospital.
He told show host Moro Awudu on Class91.3FM’s Executive Breakfast Show that: “What we’re immediately going to do with the blessing of the minister is to quickly open the new Accident & Emergency Centre coming Friday.
“The new one had remained unopened because of a few structural defects and all that but quickly, we’ve accessed an emergency fund, we’ve fixed it, and we’re just trying to get beds in place and arrangements in terms of power supply, electricity and oxygen and all that, so, Friday, the new Accident and Emergency Centre is opening with a bed capacity of more than 60 – twice the capacity of the old one.”
Dr Okoe Boye noted that he is going to Korle-Bu as the Board Chair with an open mind with the aim of using dialogue to settle misunderstandings between the Board and the CEO, if any such event arise.