The Korle Bu Teaching Hospital (KBTH) has reopened the renal unit for the treatment of kidney and other related diseases among outpatients. The reopening last Monday gives hope to many people living with various kidney conditions due to the hospital’s comparatively lower charges.
The unit was closed to outpatients on May 22, 2023, due to increasing operational costs and debts.
On behalf of the management, the Public Relations Officer (PRO) of the hospital, Mustapha Salifu, told the media on Tuesday that the reopening followed engagements with the Minister of Health, Kwaku Agyeman-Manu.
The Public Relations Officer also calls on Parliament to expedite action on the proposed new fees and charges to enable the Teaching Hospital to recover the cost and sustain service to our cherished patients.
Mr. Salifu said the facility was committed to offering quality and affordable service to patrons at all times. He commended individuals, corporate bodies and philanthropists who had over the years supported the hospital in providing life-saving treatment to patients.
He also tasked other stakeholders and benefactors to come on board to support and to prevent the recurrence of the challenges that led to the suspension of dialysis service for outpatients.
Story: Peter Oppong Quansah