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THE KOMFO Anokye Teaching Hospital (KATH), in Kumasi, has made history by being the first Teaching Hospital in the country to pass the Health Facilities and Regulatory Agency (HeFRA) assessment test.

The hospital scored 84.3 percent after officials of HeFRA had thoroughly assessed the effectiveness of its medical equipment and the competence of its medical staff.

A team from HeFRA, headed by the Board Chairman, Nana Otuo Acheampong, has therefore congratulated KATH for a good job done and also presented a certificate to the hospital at a colourful ceremony in Kumasi.

By the laws of the state, HeFRA has the responsibility to ensure the quality of equipment and medical staff at the various hospital, in order for them (hospitals) to, at least, ensure there is minimum standard of healthcare for the public.

Nana Otuo Acheampong said all hospitals, both private and public, are required to register with HeFRA, who will inspect their facilities, and then issue a license if they meet the necessary requirements.

According to him, a March 31, 2019 deadline, given to hospitals in the country to register with HeFRA had elapsed, yet most of them have failed to comply with the directive. He cautioned that his outfit would temporarily close down any health institution that fails to register with HeFRA and also go through the various processes to be certified.

For his part, the CEO of KATH, Dr. Oheneba Danso, assured that KATH would work hard to improve their professional standards, and called for public support to enable them expand and improve their services.

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