Photo Highlights: Otumfuo Inspects KATH, Sawua and Manhyia Hospitals

His Majesty Otumfuo Osei Tutu II on Thursday undertook some inspections on the ongoing Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital (KATH) Renovation Project, the Sawua Regional Hospital project and the Manhyia Government Hospital Maternity Expansion Project as well as the Emergency and Diagnostic Centre Projects.

The inspection on Thursday, February 29, 2024, was in the company of traditional authorities including Otumfuo Saamanhene Nana Osei Kwaku II, Otumfuo Hiahene Prof. Oheneba Boachie-Adjei, Otmfuo Kyeame Baffour Kantantankrakyi and Mamsehene Barima Osei Kwadwo II.

At KATH, Chief Executive Officer Prof Otchere Addai-Mensah and Architect Kojo Darko Asante took the King round the ongoing work on the fourth floor of the Block A.

A video documentary of the finished roof re-made in white was also shown and explained to the King.

From there Otumfuo inspected one of the makeshift wards put in place to accommodate patients from the Blocks where the renovation had begun.

Sawua Hospital
The completed yet inoperative Sawua Regional Hospital was the next port of call for the King.

With the help of the Regional Health Director, Dr Emmanuel Tenkorang and other Engineers and Architects, His Majesty was kept abreast with the current condition of the hospital.

Over there, he toured the Orthopedic ward, an injection room, general surgery rooms and the Infectious Disease Centre of the facility.

Accompanying Otumfuo on the tour were Sawuahene Nana Kwaku Amankwaa Sarkodie II, Sawuahemaa Nana Akosua Brafi Afisaa II, CEO of KATH, Prof Otchere Addai Mensah and others.

Manhyia Hospital
The Manhyia Government Hospital was the last medical facility to receive the Occupant of the Golden Stool.

Alongside the Children’s Unit, Surgical Ward, the Maternity ward annex and the main Maternity Ward, Otumfuo inspected the almost-completed expansion project of the Maternity Ward funded by the Otumfuo Osei Tutu II Foundation (OOTIIF) and the abandoned Emergency Unit and Diagnosis Centre.

The two projects are at the foundation stages.

His Majesty was taken around the facility by the Medical Superintendent of the hospital, Dr Kwaku Kamaldeen Hussein along with the Ashanti Regional Health Director, Dr Emmanuel Tenkorang.

At the end of the tour, Otumfuo directed Dr Tenkorang to document and submit to his Office all the inspected projects for further follow-up.

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