Tamale Teaching Hospital now fully accredited – Dr Sory

Tamale Teaching Hospital (TTH) has received full accreditation to its
status and would operate as such including the training of medical
students from University for Development Studies (UDS).

Dr
Elias Sory, Director General of Ghana Health Service (GHS) who
announced this in Tamale on Tuesday said the next batch of UDS medical
students would no longer travel to Kumasi and Accra to complete their
courses.

He was addressing the 16th Annual District Directors of Health Services (DDHS) Group Conference.

The
conference is one of the management groups of GHS and was formed in
1993 to enable district directors of health to make meaningful
contribution towards quality health care delivery in the country.

It
was under the theme: “Strengthening sub-district health systems for
effective implementation of the high impact rapid delivery towards
achieving Millennium Development Goals 4 and 5.”

Dr Sory said
officials from Ghana Medical and Dental Council had been in the Region
to assess the situation and that facilities at the hospital were
satisfying and qualified for the upgrading to its status.

He
advised management of the hospital to utilize the opportunity given
them to strive hard to justify the accreditation adding that it would
relief UDS medical students the fatigue in travelling to Kumasi and
Accra to complete their courses.

Dr Akwasi Twumasi, Northern Regional Director of Health Service called on the directors to work hard to achieve the MDG 4 and 5.

He
noted that Northern Region had not performed well in most of the
parameters and stressed the need for team work to address its infant
mortality rate.

Source: GNA