Asantehene’s Call for Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital Renovation Garners Significant Support

Efforts to renovate the 70-year-old Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital, spurred by a call from Asantehene, are gaining traction as both individuals and corporate entities contribute to the initiative.

Kwame Frimpong, Head of the Public Affairs Department, provided an update, stating that the hospital has reached the halfway point of the estimated $10 million required for the renovation.

Constructed in 1955 with approximately 1,200 bed spaces, the hospital has not undergone any renovation since its inception, adversely affecting the quality of in-patient care. Key sections of the hospital, including the main wards, have developed defects over the years.

Speaking to the press after a donation of 300,000 Ghana cedis from OFI Ghana, Kwame Frimpong expressed gratitude for the pledges and donations received, emphasizing that they are halfway to the targeted amount.

“We have received pledges and donations from individuals which puts us halfway through our target for the initiative. Some have come through Momo and others have also come through the bank details we published. At this point, the contribution keeps on coming,” he noted.

Jonath Quayeno, Vice President and Procurement Head of OFI Ghana, urged other institutions to contribute funds to support the renovation project.

“As a company with staff across the country, we decided to donate 300,000 credits to support this initiative. This is to put the hospital in good shape for patients and also help improve healthcare delivery,” he stated. The renovation aims to prepare the hospital for emergencies.

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