KATH Introduces New Antidotes, As Hospital Records Increased Stroke Cases

The Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital is admitting over one thousand stroke patients every year.

The figure is in contrast to some 200 cases recorded 40 years ago.

And so a time-bound and minimally damaged treatment has been launched at the hospital to improve stroke treatment.

A diminished blood flow stroke happens when the blood supply to some portion of the cerebrum is hindered or decreased by a blood clot.

Stroke has been noted as a top wild disease being recorded in the Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital in Kumasi.

While experts explore cutting-edge treatments, this disease’s treatment remains a challenge.

The medications and prescription recently used in stroke treatment didn’t break up blood clusters, thus it leaves patients with an extremely durable handicap, which is exceptionally stressing.

During an acute ischemic stroke, active stroke thrombolysis will administer medications to dissolve blood clots in the brain and clot-busting medications.

At this time, Komfo Anokye (KATH) thrombolysis services will include thrombolysis into routine stroke care.

Having said that, Consultant Neurologist Dr. Fred Stephen Sarfo of KATH stated that the new technique is revolutionary at the recent launch of the implementation of thrombolysis services.

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CEO of the Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital, Prof. Dr. Otchere Addai-Mensah says the hospital’s new methodology is to streamline the delivery of tertiary medical services.

“In line with the hospital’s new strategy to optimize the delivery of tertiary healthcare through innovation and research, management has supported the KATH Multidisciplinary Stroke Thrombolysis Team to commence the delivery of this special service to save stroke patients brought in time to this hospital from suffering the worst possible impact of the disease.

“I will therefore, enjoin all stakeholders especially the peripheral hospitals and indeed members of the general public to act with speed in getting stroke patients quickly admitted at KATH for this service,” he said.

Deputy Regional Director of Clinic Care, Ghana Health Service, Rita Larsen-Reindolf is urging stakeholders to heighten public education on stroke.

“Awareness can be championed by stakeholders. Ghana’s health service is ready to take up the challenge and support the new step of KATH. For the immediate terms, awareness and public education is what we can capitalize on,” she said.

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