MDS-Lancet Laboratories Ghana, a private medical laboratory centre, on Friday handed over a refurbished Department of Surgery at a cost of GH¢20,000 to the Korle-Bu Teaching Hospital.
The facelift, aimed at creating conducive environment for patients and staff of the Department, covered the conference room, library, seminar room, floor tile replacement, change of wooden doors to aluminum, and blinds replacement.
Dr Paul Sekyere-Nyantakyi Chief Executive Officer of MDS-Lancet Laboratories said the renovation formed part of the company’s social responsibility and that it had over the years been collaborating with the Hospital and supporting it with various medical outreach programmes.
He noted that the company had discussed with its partners to undertake another project in the hospital to make it remain the nation’s premier healthcare institution.
Dr Sekyere-Nyantakyi expressed the hope that the refurbishment would go a long way to promote quality health care delivery by serving as a point of academic and research intercourse.
Dr Clegg Lamptey, Head of Surgical Department, said the Surgical Block, known as the engine room, was the largest Department at the Hospital and also served as examination centre for staff and students from the University of Ghana and other doctors from the West African Sub-Region.
He urged other stakeholders and organisations to support the Department to make it a centre of excellence.
Dr Afua Hesse, Head of Medical Affairs of the hospital, noted that the Department would do its best to maintain the facility and to take the MDS- Lancet Laboratories as good partner in development.