Doctors at the Nandom St. Theresa Hospital in the Upper West region say they have to book and queue before they can use the theatre for operations.
“… another area we need support is the operating theatre which currently we use for emergencies for maternal healthcare, general and orthopaedic surgeries,” the Medical Superintendent of the facility, Dr Robert Amesiya told YEN in an interview.
According to him, the hospital is faced with a catalogue of issues which affect the delivery of quality health care to patients.
He also opined how doctors are unhappy with having to wait for hours before they can use the facility.
Dr Amesiya pleaded with the public, NGOs and the authorities to come to the hospital’s aid.
The lack of infrastructural amenities at most hospitals across the country is not uncommon and its far reaching effects can be deadly. Already the doctor-patient ratio in Ghana bad.
The availability of doctors in medical facilities across the country has decreased over the past couple of years.
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The Nandom St. Theresa Hospital was first started as a dispensary and maternity home in 1953 by the missionary of My Lady of Africa ostensibly to deal with yaws which by then was on the increase and worrying the residents.
In 1966 the increasing number of visitors to the facility compelled government to approach the Bishop of the Wa Diocese to provide better and improved infrastructure.
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