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Oxygen shortage at Tamale Teaching Hospital affects health delivery

The Tamale Teaching Hospital has finally admitted that Oxygen shortage at the facility is affecting health delivery.

The CEO of the Teaching Hospital, Dr. Prosper Akambong said Oxygen and water shortages were major challenges faced by the facility in 2016.

The media reported widely at that time about Oxygen shortages at the facility, but the hospital had always given the impression that such reports were false.

Speaking at the annual institutional performance meeting today, Dr. Akambong was not happy with the problems at the hospital. He explained that, whenever there is Oxygen, there is water shortage and vice versa.

Dr. Akambong also touched on the power struggle at the facility saying the quest to be CEO of the Hospital should not affect health delivery, adding that without delivering quality healthcare the position of CEO is useless.

He therefore called for unity among the rank and file of the hospital to improve the quality of health delivery.

He also indicated that, the facility will soon take delivery of a new Oxygen plant to ensure constant supply.

Meanwhile, the Northern Regional Minister, Salifu Saeed says he is appalled at reports reaching him about the hospital and challenged management and staff of the hospital to improve on their performance.

GBC

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