Tamale Hospital Flying High Now!


Government has done a lot of developmental projects that have gone unnoticed, probably because it communications was not that effective.

The late President, John Evans Atta Mills, while campaigning for the 2008 Presidential election, promised the people of the Northern Region, that he was going to transform Tamale Hospital to a modern Teaching Hospital, a status that the hospital had attained long ago, but because of lack of equipment and the infrastructure, the dream of many people in that region to have access to good and modern health care is not available.

Again, Medical Students at the University of Development Studies (UDS), over the years have had to travel to Kumasi or Accra for their practicals, because Tamale Hospital did not have the requisite equipment needed for effective practicals.

Hitherto, the only two hospitals in the country that have the capacity to produce oxygen were, the Korle-Bu Teaching Hospital and the Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital (KATH).

As a result a lot of lives were lost before help could arrive. Following the promise made by the late President Mills, and the current President, John Dramani Mahama, seeing to it that all the promises his predecessor made was executed, Tamale Teaching Hospital is one of the best Hospitals we have in the country.
The Hospital is now able to produce it own oxygen, enough to feed every bed in the Hospital, not too long ago, the machine broke-down because it had produce so much oxygen that it could not contain.

The infrastructure at the Hospital, can be comparable to any hospital in the world, the buildings is enough to motivate any health worker working there or posted there. The beds in the hospital that used to scare many patients send there, and could probably aggravate his or her ailment is now a thing of the past.

Government has and continue o invest so much in the health sector of the country, but unfortunately, we all sit in Accra and think Ghana is only Accra, if only we can appreciate what is happening in other parts of the country, then we can begin to focus the debate on what share of the cake we need in the capital city.
Government communicators must also help to bring to the notice of Ghanaians what the Government is doing, so that the mistrust can be reduced.

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