KATH gets temporal bone laboratory


Kumasi, March 2, GNA – A Temporal Bone Laboratory, the first of its kind in Ghana, has been established at the Ear, Nose and Throat department (ENT) of the Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital (KATH) to serve as a training centre for resident surgeons.

The laboratory is equipped with modern machines and was set up through the support of the ENT Department of the Michigan State University, United States of America (USA).

The goal is to build the capacities of doctors and nurses to enable them provide appropriate treatment to patients with discharge ears, hearing impairment, noises in the ear and other inner diseases that affected the ear, nose and the throat.

In line with this, a team of surgeons are currently at the hospital to offer training and capacity building programmes for residents and nurses at the hospital.

Professor Joseph Akpaloo, the Chief Executive Officer of the referral facility, speaking at the opening of the training programme thanked the Michigan University for the assistance.

He said in its quest to become a centre of excellence in health care delivery, the hospital was exploring various avenues not only to secure equipment and tools but also enhance the competence of the staff.

Prof Jeffrey Moyer, team leader, said the collaboration with KATH was to provide state-of-the-art equipment in ENT diagnosis and training to aid doctors to provide the right treatment.

He said the training was the first in the series designed to assist residents to use modern technology to treat patients.

The theatre of the ENT had also been equipped by the Americans with special surgical microscopes, power drills, monitors, audio visual systems and consumables to ensure efficient healthcare.

Dr Mohamed Duah, Consultant at the ENT, said the equipment and tools had come at the right time to help quality care delivery.

GNA


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