Eastern Regional Hospital: Stroke emerges as leading cause of deaths

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Cerebrovascular Accident (CVA), commonly known as stroke, emerged as the leading cause of death at the Eastern Regional Hospital in Koforidua last year, followed by various other conditions including hypertension and pneumonia.

Dr Arko Akoto-Ampaw, the Medical Director, highlighted the significance of early hospital visits to prevent fatalities and emphasized the hospital's commitment to providing quality healthcare despite challenges.

He noted the shift towards non-communicable diseases as a major concern and urged timely reporting of medical cases. Dr Akoto-Ampaw also encouraged regular medical check-ups for residents. Despite operational challenges like staff turnover, the hospital remains functional. Plans for future projects include constructing a new oxygen plant and rehabilitating existing facilities.



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