Patients carried in wheelbarrows as KATH elevators breakdown

The breakdown of five of the eight elevators at the Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital is making patients go through tough times since they find it difficult to climb up the stairs.

Information gathered reveals that most of the patients are carried in wheelbarrows.

The breakdown of the elevator at the Maternity Block of the Hospital is what is creating more problems as pregnant women struggle up and down six flights daily.

“Some pregnant women have been carried in wheelbarrows after moving up and down the stairs” a pregnant woman said.

An engineer at the hospital, Gregory Peters, said the situation is getting out of hand as there is pressure on the remaining operational elevators, which he observed may break down as a result.

He said the situation becomes worrying; especially at times the hospital is to receive emergency cases.

“We need not less than Ghc 80,000 to replace each lift,” he said.

Credit: tv3 network