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Tamale Teaching Hospital fire won’t affect healthcare – CEO

Chief Executive Officer of the Tamale Teaching Hospital (TTH), Dr. Prosper Akambong has allayed fears that the inferno which gutted a portion of the laboratory stores will not affect medical services.
The disaster occurred at about 8:30 am, Wednesday morning on the down floor of the old storey building.

“The cause of the fire is yet to be established.” Assistant Commissioner of Fire at the Northern Region Command, ACFP, D. Douglas Koyiri told Citi News at the scene.

At a press briefing, the CEO, Dr. Prosper Akambong gave the assurance that routine medical services will continue unabated despite the inferno.

“Let me use this occasion to say that services within the hospital are still going on, the doctors are taking care of patients and nurses are in the wards taking care of patients and so services that we run here at the hospital have not come to any halt.”

According to him, the damage caused to a large quantity of essentials stored in one of the five laboratory stores could not be quantified until proper investigations are over.

“We have some materials that have been gutted and we are taking stock of exactly what has been destroyed against what has been saved by the intervention of the fire service personnel. so in due course the exact value of what has been destroyed will be known.”

He assured the report on the fire will be made public adding that he will collaborate with personnel of the Ghana Fire Service to investigate the cause of the inferno.

Dr. Akambong commended the Tamale Metropolitan Chief Executive, Abdul Hanan Gundado, the Police Service, the Ghana Fire Service and the Media for their rapid response to the disaster.

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