Dr Vitus Anaab-Bisi, the head of medical services of Maritime Hospital a new medical facility built by the Ghana Ports and Harbours Authority (GPHA) at Tema has asked the management of Korle-Bu Teaching Hospital to refer some of its patience to their facility when they begin operation soon.
The $23 million edifice has all the modern hospital facilities including a Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) technology which FIFA and many other individuals would rely on as a centre in the West African sub-region.
Other services that the facility will offer are neurology, which would deal with the diagnosis and treatment of all conditions involving the central nervous system, surgical cases, eye surgery, obstetrics and gynaecology as well as a mortuary with a capacity for 84 bodies that can be expanded to hold 200 bodies.
Dr Anaab-Bisi said they had in place the needed infrastructure and human resource expertise in place for high-end services that many people travel to seek outside Ghana.
“Our intention is to limit the exportation of health services and our cherished foreign exchange to other countries”, he said.
He said the hospital had put in place specialist clinics to provide care to people with gastroenterology and liver conditions such as colon polyps and cancer, hepatitis, heartburn and peptic ulcer.
He added that they also have a 20-bed renal dialysis centre that would provide comprehensive therapy and support service treatment to people with kidney conditions.
Dr Anaab-Bisi noted that Korle Bu Hospital is overwhelmed with such cases that made patients in need of the services queue as early as 1am to access it.
“It was for this reason we have engaged the management of Korle Bu to offload patients to the Maritime Hospital as soon as we open for business,” he concluded.
He told Daily Graphic that services at the new facility will be automated to ensure operational efficiency and limit human error and fatigue.