KNUST Gets 500-Bed Teaching Hospital

 

The construction of a 500-bed Teaching Hospital for the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology is now progressing steadily.

The first phase of the hospital is expected to be completed by the middle of next year. The facility is being jointly financed by the Ghana Education Trust Fund, GETFund and the KNUST from its internally generated revenue.

The initial estimate of the project which is six million Ghana Cedis is likely to be increased following project variations and delay in the completion period.

The Director of Works at the KNUST, Kwadwo Kyereme told Ghnownews that completion of the hospital will help to increase the students intake at the University aside from helping to enhancing teaching and learning in the medicine and allied health programmes at the University.

Currently, the KNUST is using the Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital as the teaching facility for medical students from the KNUST.

The first phase of the KNUST Teaching Hospital will provide facilities for Dentistry in addition to consulting rooms, observation area, out patients department, obstetrics and gynecology department and the main administration block.

Asantehene( with stick) on inspection
Asantehene( with stick) on inspection

 

The Asantehene and Chancellor of the KNUST,
Otumfuo Osei Tutu has paid a day’s inspection tour of the hospital and many other physical projects under construction at the KUNUST.

The Teaching Hospital is connected with similar healthcare training projects. These are a Veterinary Medical School and a five-storey Classroom block for the Allied Health Department.

Other projects being constructed by the KNUST include four storey classrooms block each for the Colleges of Agriculture and Renewable Natural Resources and the Sciences.

Otumfuo Osei Tutu also familiarized himself with completed projects such as the Institute of Distant Learning which is fitted with a modern conference centre and a tele-conferencing facility.

He also inspected the completed central biology laboratory and a recording studio the Colleges of Agriculture and Renewable Natural Resources and the Sciences.

Otumfuo Osei Tutu also familiarized himself with completed projects such as the Institute of Distant Learning which is fitted with a modern conference centre and a tele-conferencing facility.

He also inspected the completed central biology laboratory and a recording studio.

 

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