General News of 2014-01-23

Acute water shortage hits Korle Bu

The 2000-bed capacity 90-year-old Korle Bu Teaching Hospital has been grappling with serious water problems for the past few days.
Doctors, Nurses and other staff of the hospital, as well as patients are bearing the brunt of the acute water shortage.
They worry the problem could result in outbreak of cholera.
The situation is so serious that relatives of patients are barred from using the hospital’s toilets.
Some of the visitors have complained of grave inconveniences.
The management of the hospital has attributed the water shortage to erratic supply and said it is currently relying on private water tankers for interim supply.
Established on October 9, 1923, the Korle Bu Teaching Hospital has out-grown its initial capacity by 1000 percent.
It is currently the third largest hospital in Africa and the leading national referral centre in Ghana.
At the moment, Korle Bu has 17 clinical and diagnostic Departments/Units.
It has an average daily attendance of 1,500 patients and about 250 patient admissions.
Source: XYZ
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