Thursday, May 30, 2013

Tamale Hospital: Equipment theft stalls work at Neurosurgical unit

Work at the Neurosurgical Unit of the Tamale Teaching Hospital (TTH) has stalled following the theft of some vital surgical equipment at the unit.

As a result, the unit has not been able to carry out any surgical operation for more than a week, leading to fears that patients with critical conditions might lose their lives.

The centre, which is fully booked for neurosurgical operations for the next three months, caters for patients in the entire northern sector and other parts of the country as well as some referral cases from Burkina Faso.

Even though the hospital authorities have confirmed the theft, they declined to give details. They, however, indicated that the theft had been reported to the police. No arrest has been made yet.

According to a source at the hospital, the equipment might have been stolen some weeks ago. cont.reading

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