A 350 capacity state-of-the-art morgue and a hearse have been commissioned at the Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital (KATH) in Kumasi, to help reduce congestion at the morgue.
[contextly_sidebar id=”LJMEbBhxocORurYr2c6jJvDNDnXi8mP3″]The facility together with the hearse, obtained at a total cost of GHȻ420,742, through KATH’s Internally Generated Fund (IGF), would complement the 400 capacity old mortuary whilst the hearse, would provide a more dignified way of conveying corpses and also facilitate work at the morgue.
The second largest referral facility in Ghana also took delivery of a 2012 model Ford E-Series ambulance from the government to aid transportation of patients.
The Head of Pathology, Dr.Osei Sampene, who spoke to the media after a tour of the facility, said the acquisition of the hearse will also end the unpleasant situation where dead bodies from the hospital’s wards and other private facilities are carried on trucks.
The Pathologist was thankful to the hospital’s administration and the Board for improving the facilities at the morgue.
The Chief Executive of KATH, Dr. Joseph Akpaloo, thanked the government for its support.