KATH Gets Free Ventilators

Prof. Matthias Richter-Turtur making the presentation to Dr. Oheneba Danso

THE KOMFO Anokye Teaching Hospital (KATH) in Kumasi has taken delivery of four ventilators, valued at €100,000 to help in the treatment of COVID-19 related cases.

The donation was made possible following the timely intervention of the University Hospital Rechts der Isar in Munich, Germany, which has maintained a partnership with KATH since 2017 under the Hospital Partnerships programme of the Deutsche Gesellschaft fur Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ).

Prof. Matthias Richter-Turtur of University Hospital Rechts der Isar and Daniel Hartmann of the Technical University of Munich, Department of Surgery, also played key roles to make the donation possible.

In his remarks after the presentation ceremony in Kumasi, Prof. Matthias Richter-Turtur, who has been active in the Ghanaian-German medical cooperation for 36 years, said he was overly elated for the timely donation.

“I am very glad to see the continuous growth of our activities and, in spite of Corona, the personal contacts of many young active hospital members within the hospital partnership of Munich and Kumasi and other places.”

Prof. Richter-Turtur, who has over the years, played roles in the training of about 20 top Ghanaian surgeons in Germany, said the donation formed the next step in his hospital and KATH’s cordial relationship.

The KATH CEO, Dr. Oheneba Owusu-Danso, said the four respiratory machines would enable KATH to administer quality healthcare to critically ill patients, and lauded the donors for their support.

FROM I.F. Joe Awuah Jnr., Kumasi