Chief Executive Officer of the Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital, Dr Oheneba Owusu Danso, has disclosed that cases of Covid-19 are increasing, and this requires urgent attention and measures to check.
Speaking to the media in Kumasi after receiving ventilators from the University of Munich, Germany, with funding support from GIZ, a German organisation, Dr Owusu Danso noted that though there is no Covid-19 patient on admission at the hospital currently, laboratory tests of persons in the last three weeks have confirmed that there are many people within society with the virus unknowingly and spreading it.
The occasion was the presentation of four new Ventilators valued at €100,000 to the Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital for the treatment and management of Covid-19, especially patients with breathing difficulties.
The donation was the charity of the University of Munich, Germany, with funding support from GIZ, a German organisation.
A General Orthopaedic Thoracic Surgeon at the Technical University of Munich, Professor Matthias Richter-Turtur, noted that the gesture is also in furtherance of the many years of cordial relationship he has had with KATH while helping to care for Covid-19 patients.
Chief Executive Officer of KATH, Dr Oheneba Owusu Danso showed appreciation to the donors for the essential machines. He said there is an increasing number of positive test cases of the virus at the hospital, though all patients have mild symptoms and are under home care.