- A Renowned Neurosurgeon at the Korle Bu Teaching Hospital has opened up on the challenges the neurosurgery unit is facing
- Dr Hadi Abdallah revealed that building a neuroscience centre will help save hundreds of lives being lost on a daily at Korle Bu
- His comments come after the mother of the late Michael Kofi Asamoah, Cordelia Ama Selormey, shared her experience at the Korle Bu Hospital
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The Korle-Bu teaching hospital is once again in the news for a not too good reason following the death of a 13-year-old boy who suffered from a brain tumour.
Following the death of Michael Kofi Asiamah, a renowned Neurosurgeon at the Korle Bu Teaching Hospital who was handling Michael's case opened up on the challenges the team faced.
In a report filed by Starr News, Dr Hadi Abdallah revealed that building a neuroscience centre which the country lacks will help save hundreds of lives being lost on a daily basis at Korle Bu.
Dr. Abdallah made a passionate appeal to government to focus on investing money into the establishment of a neuroscience centre instead of planning to construct some 100 new hospitals.
“I am calling on the government to postpone the construction of the 111 health care centres or the district hospitals, and build the neuroscience centre," he said
He stated that putting up new facilities in districts without first constructing a major neuroscience centre will put more pressure on the already choked Korle Bu.
“If you go and build these district hospitals, they will still be referring cases to Korle bu, Neuroscience doesn’t have space. So I am hoping that this is what we would do.," he said
Dr Abdallah also slammed governments, both current and previous for abandoning Ghana’s biggest referral hospital, describing it as criminal.
His comments come after the mother of the late Michael Kofi Asamoah, Cordelia Ama Selormey, shared her experience at the Korle Bu Hospital
In a related development, recounting the ordeal Michael went through at the neurology unit of the Korle Bu Teaching Hospital, Cordelia mentioned that her son had the best and experienced doctors anyone would wish for but the hospital failed her.
She said the neurological unit lacked certain equipment that was really essential to the unit and its absence was a contributing factor to the death of her son.
Narrating her son's ordeal on tears and pain, she said all her son needed was a defibrillator to resuscitate his heart, but there was none in the unit.
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