Patients seeking for healthcare at Kwesimintsim Hospital in the Sekondi / Takoradi metropolis have to wait for close to 5 hours before being attended to.
Speaking in an exclusive interview with Empire Fm’ Emmanuel Ohene Gyan , the Administrator of the Hospital , Felix Osei Kessie said this is a result of the lack of doctors and specialists at the Hospital. He said there are 3 doctors who are general practitioners at the hospital and one Specialist Dr.
He said the lack of adequate drs for the Hospital results in the existing 4 drs undertaking all duties 24 hours resulting in prolonged waiting time.
Some Patients who had reported to the facility as at the time Empire news visited , spoke on condition of anonymity.
Kwesimintsim Hospital which used to be a Polyclinic and was upgraded to Hospital status a little over 5 years ago is a preferred health facility for residents from parts of Ahanta West like Kejabril etc as well as residents from Kwesimintsim, Assakae , Whindo , Racecourse and surrounding areas.