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Use Innovation, Best Work Practices To Change Narrative About KATH – Prof Ellis Dabo.

Professor Ellis Owusu-Dabo, Pro Vice Chancellor of Kwame Nkrumah University of Science Technology (KNUST) delivering the guest speaker’s address at KATH 2023 Performance Review Conference in Kumasi.

Professor Ellis Owusu-Dabo, Pro -Vice Chancellor at the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) has charged the Board and Management of the Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital (KATH) to invest in innovation and technology to provide the best of care to patients and visitors to the premier health facility. 

He also urged management and staff to display best work practices in the care of persons who visit the hospital to access care.

Addressing participants at the 2023 End of Year Review Performance Conference in Kumasi, Prof Dabo said it was important that KATH works to retain the enviable title of being the epicenter for quality medical care, education and research. 

“The success of KATH should not be in brick and mortar but in innovative ways of giving care with modern technology as well as the deployment of best work practices to the care of patients”, the Pro-Vice Chancellor stated.


Professor Dabo commended the Overlord of Asanteman, Otumfuo Osei Tutu II for leading the efforts to renovate KATH.

He noted that a good medical environment was inextricably linked to the provision of quality care and healing at hospitals. 

The Pro Vice-Chancellor also praised the Board and Management for working hard to enhance the image of KATH.

“I commend the Asantehene for his vision and lead role to help renovate KATH and to bring it to modern standards comparable to others elsewhere and i must also praise the Board and Management for their untiring efforts to enhance the image of KATH”, Prof Dabo posited.

Chief Executive Officer:

Giving account of some of the services and care giving activities during the year under review, Professor Dr Dr Otchere Addai-Mensah, Chief Executive Officer of KATH said Out Patients Department (OPD) cases registered during the period was 262, 917 as against 256,371 recorded in 2022.

This, the CEO indicated resulted in the daily specialist OPD attendance at the hospital moving from 1,041 patients per day in 2022 to 1,086 in 2023.

He said admissions stood at 30, 133 as against 29, 790 recorded in the preceding year, adding that surgical operations recorded in 2023 were 18, 607 with that of 2022 being 17, 215.

“I must say that KATH’s patients’ satisfaction rate also improved during the year under review and i am happy to report that from 80.7% in 2022 it rose to 85.2% in 2023”, the CEO stated. 

Source: Ghana/otecfmghana.com/Michael Ofosu-Afriyie, Kumasi. 

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