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May 30, 2012

Facelift for Tamale Teaching Hospital


Mr. Ken Sagoe, the Chief Executive Officer (CEO), of the Tamale Teaching Hospital says, a modern Information and Communication Technology (ICT) infrastructure, worth one million Euros, is being installed at the Tamale Teaching Hospital (TTH), to improve upon healthcare at the hospital.

According to him, the hospital will gain from the infrastructure, practicing telemedicine which will, among other things, allow physicians in other parts of the world watch and participate in surgical operations being performed at the TTH without being physically present.

Mr. Sagoe made this known in Tamale, stressing that a large quantity of ICT equipments, which include 200 computers, 30 laptops, 10 servers, 60 network printers, UPS and several other networking tools, and office and conference furniture are being used to develop the infrastructure in the hospital.

He said “the installation is already underway at the new block and we are hoping that in the next few weeks it will be completed, adding that Vodafone has already extended its fibre optic to the hospital to enable it connect to the Internet.

Dr. Sagoe said the completion of the project will transform the operations of the hospital significantly, particularly in the management of staff database, patient information, finance and client service.

Source: ISD