A 53-bed capacity hospital facility has been commissioned for the Tamale Technical University in Tamale to bring health service delivery to the doorstep of members of the university community.
The hospital has an ultra-modern laboratory, theatre, labour ward, maternity ward, paediatric ward, Gyanic and female ward, male ward as well as a modern pharmacy.
Commissioning the facility on Friday November 17, 2017 the Northern regional Minister, Salifu Saeed assured that government would support the university to get accreditation for the B.Tech programmes in laboratory Technology.
“Tamale Technical University Hospital is bringing a health care system which will be one of the best in the Northern region. The hospital will operate a paperless and folderless system thereby reducing the number of hours spent in the hospital,” he added.
The hospital is expected to provide services in Ante-Natal services, In and Outpatient services, NHIS services, eye clinic, ultra-sound services, laboratory services, family planning services, labour and maternity services, general sterile and services department (CSSD), accident and emergency services, child welfare services, ENT (Ear, Nose and Throat) and laundry services.
Speaking at the event, the Deputy Regional Director in charge of clinical care at the Ghana Health Service, Dr Braimah Baba Abubakari said the facility had come in handy and will be huge relief to the university and its surrounding communities.
“This is one of the six districts without a hospital. The only facility in this area is the Saint Lucy Polyclinic which is a church facility. So the operationalisation of the TaTu hospital will be a relief,” he stated.
Aside from the university community, the facility is expected to serve Sagnarigu, Choggu, Choggu Yapalsi, Gurugu, Kpalsi, Gbulo, Wurishe, Choggu Mmanaayili, Dimali, Sognaayili, Jisonaayili, Malishegu and Tampei Kukuo communities.
By: Yahaya Masahudu, radiotamale.com