The Cape Coast Teaching Hospital is seeking government’s assistance to open up its Accident and Emergency Centre to befit the status of a Teaching hospital in the region.
This plea comes on the heels of the horrific Komenda Road crash, which some 34 souls perished and injured several others on Tuesday.
Speaking on Anopa Kasapa on Kasapa 102.5 FM, the Public Relations Officer of the CCTH, Frederick Nyankah said the facility receives overwhelming number of emergency cases on daily basis because of the strategic location.
He claimed the Hospital’s current emergency centre is inadequate for the entire population in the metropolis notwithstanding the facility receiving a facelift after some refurbishment days before the fatal accident.
“This is a wake-up call for us. For the past two days or so we’ve had immense pressure due to the heart-wrenching experience of attending to the casualties and survivors of the accident. We even had some ease as a result of the current refurbishment seen at the centre, but that was inadequate,” he told host Kweku Owusu Adjei on Anopa Kasapa on Kasapa 102.5 FM.
Gov’t delegation headed off to CCTH
A government delegation will on Thursday, Jan 16th, 2020 visit survivors of the Komenda road accident.
The delegation which is led by the Ministers for Roads and Transport, Kwesi Amoako-Atta and Kwaku Ofori Asiamah will also engage doctors and nurses treating the injured.
President Akufo-Addo earlier in a message consoled with families of the victims and wished the injured a speedy recovery.
Thursday’s visit by the delegation will also afford the ministers an opportunity to engage with the National Road Safety Authority in the Central Region on ways to ensure greater compliance with transport safety regulations, especially among commercial road users.
Preliminary investigations have blamed the incident on overspeeding from the drivers of the two passenger vehicles.