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The Member of Parliament (MP) of Kintampo North constituency, Mr Joseph Kwame Kumah has appealed to the Ministry of Health to upgrade the Kintampo Municipal Hospital to a Teaching hospital.
In an interview with the Newsmen on Wednesday at Kintampo in the Bono East region, Mr Kumah said the hospital when upgraded, would be able to cater for Emergency and Accident cases which were on the rise in the area.
The Parliamentarian noted that with Teaching hospital, facilities and equipments would be available to treat trauma, paediatric and obstetric among other special cases.
” The Techiman – Kintampo – Tamale highway is an accident prone stretch with frequent accident and emergency cases been sent to the Kintampo Municipal hospital. The facility is not resourced to handle such cases” Mr Kumah noted.
The MP said Kintampo, which is famously known as the ‘center’ of Ghana, had no well – equipped hospital to cater for special cases. He added that most of the cases were referred to the Komfo Anokye Teaching hospital in Kumasi.
Mr Kumah disclosed that on 27th July this year, on the floor of Parliament, he asked the Minister of Health if government had plans to upgrade the Kintampo Municipal hospital to a Teaching facility.
The MP appealed that an Emergency and Accident Center (EAC) must be established in the interim in Kintampo.
Mr Kumah added that ” the EAC will help save a lot of lives which might have been lost due to the transport distance from Kintampo to Kumasi” saying that ” the government should consider my plea”.
The MP noted that a lot of West African States who used the highway for economic activities would also benefit immensely from the Teaching hospital especially the EAC when built.
” Kintampo, apart from being the center of Ghana is endowed with natural tourist sites namely the Yabrasu Fula falls, Kunsu slave cave, Kintampo waterfalls, Kunsu slave market among others. The facility will cater for foreign and local tourists” he said.
Mr Kumah solicited support from cooperate bodies, NGO’s, Embassies, Philanthropists, investors and individuals both local and abroad to support the establishment of the EAC.
He advised residents to adhere strictly to the safety measures of the novel corona virus pandemic, which had surged in the region.
Mr Joseph Kwame Kumah.