Malaria rated as leading cause of mortality at Tamale Old Hospital

| Updated Aug 24, 2017 at 3:00pm



Nineteen persons died of malaria at the Tamale Old Hospital between January and June this year.

More than eleven thousand admissions due to malaria were also recorded over the same period.

The Administrator of the Tamale Old Hospital, Abdulai Abdul Fatao, revealed this at a dialogue meeting in Tamale Thrusday.

The meeting was organised by the Tamale Youth League Association.

It sought to provide a platform for Public Healthcare Institutions in the Tamale Metropolis to account to the people.

In a presentation on the state of the Hospital, Mr. Abdul Fatao disclosed that malaria remains the leading cause of morbidity and mortality at the facility.

He said in spite of the high number of admissions at the facility, the Hospital is hugely challenged in terms of resources.

The President of the League of Youth Association, Inusah Abu, explained that the association has received a number of complaints including unauthorized charges at the facility.

He said the forum therefore aimed to seek clarification on such matters, while providing constructive criticism to enhance healthcare in the Northern Region.

Youth Empowerment for Life, an NGO in the Northern region, which facilitated the forum, said such platforms are aimed at reducing frequent conflicts between public institutions and the youth.