In a significant development, the Minister of Health, Kwaku Agyemang-Manu, has issued a directive to the management of the Korle-Bu Teaching Hospital to reopen its Renal Dialysis Unit to outpatients.
This decision comes after the unit had been temporarily closed to outpatients in May 2023 due to a delay in the delivery of essential consumables.
The temporary closure of the Renal Dialysis Unit had caused concern among patients who rely on these vital services for their health and well-being. Patients in need of renal dialysis were forced to seek alternative arrangements during the shutdown.
The Public Relations Officer of the Ministry of Health, Isaac Baah Ofei, announced this development during a radio interview on Accra-based Citi FM. He emphasized that the Minister of Health had taken swift action to ensure that the Renal Dialysis Unit at Korle-Bu Teaching Hospital resumed outpatient services without delay.
Isaac Baah Ofei stated, “The Minister has directed the Chief Executive Officer of Korle-Bu to as a matter of urgency, see to the opening of the centre and so he directed as well that while it is opened, Korle-Bu should issue a statement for the general public to know exactly what is going on and when they can get access to the place.”