The General Secretary of the New Patriotic Party, Justin Kodua Frimpong is calling on Ghanaians not to politicize the initiative of raising funds to renovate the Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital (KATH).
According to him, the dilapidated state in which the tertiary hospital is in, needs collective efforts to give it a facelift irrespective of party affiliation.
KATH serves over ten regions in Ghana, but the hospital is currently in a deteriorating state that needs urgent attention.
The infrastructure deficiency at the tertiary facility severely affects healthcare delivery, as some essential machines have broken down.
In an effort to fix the challenges of the facility, the Asantehene Otumfuo Osei Tutu II initiated a move that seeks to raise ten million dollars to renovate the hospital.
Speaking after donating GH¢200,000 together with the organizer of the NPP, the general secretary of the party, Justin Frimpong Kodua called on various corporate bodies to contribute to help the cause.
“The New Patriotic Party as a whole will also come and make our official contribution to this project, and the president will also come and support. At this point, we don’t need to be partisan because health does not matter whether you are NDC or NPP, and so we are calling on our brothers from the NDC and the other parties to support the project.”
The Chief Executive Officer for KATH, Prof. Otchere Addai-Mensah after receiving the donation called for concerted efforts to address the hospital’s challenges putting emphasis on limited equipment for managing critical conditions like dialysis machines.