The College of Health Sciences (CHS) of the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST), as part of its efforts to support its Clinical Teaching Sites, donated assorted clinical consumables worth GH₵200,000.00. The items donated to the Eleven (11) hospitals included Three Thousand (3,000) Surgical Gloves, Five Hundred (500) Disposable Caps; Five Hundred (500) Disposable Boots; Thousand (1,000) Hand Sanitizers and Five Thousand (5,000) Examination Gloves.
Speaking at the short ceremony, the Provost of the College of Health Sciences, Professor Yaw Adu Sarkodie said since the establishment of the College, various health facilities have partnered KNUST in training health professionals which includes Nurses, Doctors, Midwives, Medical Laboratory Technologists, Physician Assistants, and Imaging Practitioners. In light of this, KNUST, decided to support these health facilities in appreciation for their continued support to the University. Professor Sarkodie assured that this kind gesture would be extended to partner sites every year.
Professor Kwasi Obiri Danso, the Vice Chancellor, presenting the items to the hospitals acknowledged the support of the various health facilities. He recalled that KNUST started with Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital but widened its scope to other public and private health facilities due to the increased student enrolment. The University he said, came out with this, not only to appreciate their efforts but also support them.
Dr. Kwadwo Sarbeng, Deputy Director of Research and Development, Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital, on behalf of Health Institutions expressed much gratitude to KNUST for the donation. Dr. Sarbeng said the items would go a long way to facilitate the training of health professionals and hoped to see more from KNUST.
The beneficiary health institutions are Asokwa Children’s Hospital, Suntreso Government Hospital, Atonsu Agogo Government Hospital, Manhyia Government Hospital, Tafo Government Hospital, Ejisu Government Hospital, Wiamoase Government Hospital, Maternal and Child Health Hospital, Ejura Government Hospital, Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital and KNUST Hospital.