Kumasi-based public hospital, the Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital (KATH), will soon launch a ground-breaking Artificial Reproductive Technology Department to assist with infertility challenges.
The upcoming facility has already been described by experts as a first-of-its-kind project for a public health institution in Ghana.
The GH¢450,000 project is being funded from KATH’s internally generated funds.
According to the state-owned Ghana Broadcasting Corporation (GBC), the facility will be commissioned by the end of March 2022. KATH has already ordered the equipment for the facility from Britain at a cost of GH¢90,000, according to reports.
CEO of the Hospital, Dr Oheneba Owusu-Danso, has said the establishment of the Department was long overdue as it will provide an affordable solution to couples or individuals who want to have children.
KATH has dispatched a team to South Africa to be trained to manage the facility to meet international standards.