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Erratic Power Supply ‘halts’ operations at Tamale Teaching Hospital


Erratic power supply is affecting the operations of the Tamale Teaching Hospital (TTH).

So far, the unreliable power supply has damaged the hospital’s CT scan whilst some of the Mortuary deep freezers have broken down.

Seven new deep freezers have been purchased to replace the obsolete ones.

As a major health referral facility serving the three northern regions, the hospital is hooked onto a mini transformer serving one of the densely populated communities called Kukuo in the Tamale metropolis. 

Speaking to Citi News, Acting Chief Executive Officer of the Tamale Teaching Hospital, Dr. Prosper Akambong revealed that the hospital could not meet its internally generated revenue target for 2013 because of the prevailing condition.

He therefore called for government’s support to enable management acquire high voltage standby plant to augment the hospital’s operations.

On water supply, Dr. Akambong said the situation had improved and that plans were afoot to buy a water tanker for emergency purposes.

Touching on the impasse between management and Junior Doctors over their unpaid accumulated allowances, Dr. Akambong said it had been resolved.

He however raised alarm on encroachment on the hospital’s land by private developers.

For this reason, he said management had secured funds to extend the hospital’s fenced wall to secure the land for future development.

Dr. Akambong who took over from Dr. Ken Sagoe promised to elevate the hospital to meet international standard.

He commended the staff for their commitment and team spirit and encouraged them to double their efforts.


Credit: citifm

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