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Tamale Central Hospital desperately needs a theatre, pleads medical superintendent


The Medical Superintendent of the Tamale Central Hospital Dr Mahamadu Mbiniwaya has called on government and benevolent organizations to assist the hospital with the needed facilities to carry out its work.

Dr. Mbiniwaya said the theatre which is still under construction, lacks facilities such as anaesthetic machines and theatre beds which make it difficult to work. He lamented the nasty nature of the hospital whenever it rains.

He made the call on Saturday during a clean-up exercise embarked upon by presenters of radio stations in the metropolis.

The exercise was part of activities marking the celebration of the Dagbon Radio Awards (DRA) and to also improve sanitation in the region. In one of the highlights, the whole of Tamale competed against radio stations in the metropolis.

The hospital, Dr Mahamadu said, has been calling for cleanliness and that the exercise would go a long way to help improve the sanitation situation in the health facility. He also called for the building of a mortuary for the hospital in order to avoid the transfer of dead bodies to the Tamale Teaching Hospital. “As a hospital there is the need for a mortuary,’’ he said, adding that it was an embarrassing situation.

On behalf of the hospital, Dr. Mahamadu expressed his profound gratitude to the group for the initiative and gave the assurance that all doors are opened to anyone who would bring development to the facility. Dr. Mahamadu denied claims that doctors refer patients to their private pharmacies to purchase drugs.

 By Lilian Walter/


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