Chief Executive Officer of the Korle-Bu Teaching Hospital, Dr Daniel Asare, has assured Ghanaians that the over 97-year-old hospital is fully equipped to treat all types of medical conditions.
According to him, the hospital is well-resourced with trained personnel and new technologies required for treating and diagnosing more complicated conditions.
He emphasized specifically that, all complications related to the eye, brain and bones have solutions at the hospital. “We have subspecialty training such that everything that is innovative in health care is being done here but we don’t need to be sending a signal and telling the populace what Korle Bu can do.”
Addressing the media on the sidelines of the Korle Bu Teaching Hospital Innovation Summit, on February 6, 2020, Dr Asare said the hospital specializes in dialysis, all types of surgeries including those relating to the brain amongst several others.
“…If your hand is cut and you bring the hand, we can attach it. If you are on dialysis and you have somebody who can give you a kidney we can do kidney transplant without you going to India to a foreign land where you don’t understand their language…We’re telling so many people that every eye condition in this country, we have a treatment regime for it in Korle Bu…,” he touted about this and many others.
However, over the years, some Ghanaians have expressed disapproval over the rate at which political appointees and their relatives troop abroad for medical treatment of which similar service are provided in the country.
But Dr Daniel Asare has maintained that there is absolutely “no need for people to change currencies and go abroad for treatment which is existing in Korle Bu…”
Ghanaians are however hopeful to record some changes in this phenomenon.