By Benjamin Akoto, GNA
8, GNA – The Koforidua Regional Hospital has inaugurated a 34-bed capacity
rehabilitated and extended male medical ward to help admit more patients.
facility has special wards with baths and additional doctor’s office to give
convenience and privacy to the patients and other users.
facility also out-doored its Laparoscopy and Endoscopy units with machines to
diagnose and treat patients with stomach and abdomen issues.
media after the inauguration of the two centres, the Medical Director of the
Regional Hospital, Dr Anim Boamah said the ward started with 18 beds, then it
was expanded to admit 22 before it was recently rehabilitated and expanded to
admit 34 patients.
He said the
previous capacity of the ward, created congestion, especially the emergency
ward since some patients could not be admitted at the male ward due to lack of
This he said
prompted management to take up the initiative to expand the ward and give a
proper demarcation to the ward to create enough space and privacy to the
Dr Boamah said
the coming of the laparoscopy and endoscopy units was very timely because such
cases were always referred to Accra and other health facilities, however, some
patients were not able to raise resources to go and get the laparoscopy and
getting this service available at the door step of the patient is very dear to
us, it will alleviate the suffering and
trouble that the patients would have to go through to get these services and
also to improve diagnoses” he emphasized.
that, the laparoscopy and endoscopy machines would be used to diagnose
sicknesses in the abdomen and gastronome intestinal tract, from the esophagus,
stomach, small intestines as well as the lower intestine of which some of the
disease maybe cancer, ulcer and others.
Dr Boamah said
the laparoscopy machine makes diagnoses very faster and treatment of patient
quicker in terms of recovering.