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Kintampo MP Quizzed Hon Health Minister On Government Plans To Upgrade Kintampo Municipal Hospital To A Teaching Hospital

Kintampo MP Quizzed Hon Health Minister

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Kintampo MP Quizzed Hon Health Minister On Government Plans To Upgrade Kintampo Municipal Hospital To A Teaching Hospital

The workerholic Hon MP for Kintampo North Constuency, Mr Joseph Kwame Kumah a.k.a Hon Jakala on Tuesday, 27th July, 2021 had yet another opportunity on the floor of the august house to asked on behalf of the Kintampo North people people, if government has plans of upgrading the Kintampo Municipal Hospital to a Teaching Hospital.

Why the Hon MP asked this question?

By the current government’s plans, certain major projects for the newly created regions are to be spread to other parts of the regions and so in the Bono East, whilst the Regional Health Administration is located in Kintampo, Nkoranza is penciled for the Regional Hospital.

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However, considering the rampant and perennial Mass Casualty cases (RTA) on that stretch of the road and how dangerous and numerous lives are being lost, the young Hon Member of Parliament is seeking to bring government attention to making the hospital a Teaching Hospital, which when considered would make available a lot of facilities to solve Trauma, Paediatric, Radiological, Orthopaedic, Neurological, Urological, Pathological, Obstetric cases and many more of such which are for now lacking in the center of the universe town.

What else could a representative of the people say as their mouth piece?

Responding to his thought provoking question(s), the Hon Health Minister indicated a committee has been set up to come out with a report within 2 months on the issue.

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In a follow up question, the Hon MP sought to know if government may consider in the interrem, an Accident Emergency Center at Kintampo, the Hon Minister responded they should wait for the committee’s report and recommendations. The Hon MP added his suggestion if considered and realised, such an ECOWAS road leading to neighbouring countries and regions would urgently benefit from such a necessity.

While waiting for government response with hope, the Hon MP also appealed to NGOs, Embassies, Philanthropists and other well meaning businessmen and women to come to the aid of the municipality by donating the Accident Emergency Center to save many lives with high percentage of survival which are always lost to accidents if Intensive Care Units and Specialists were available to manage such cases.

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Find attached the Hon MP questions and the Hon Health Minister responses in the video.

Thank you.

Pascal Dapilla
Dep. Const. Com. Officer

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