Lack of accommodation facilities at the Tamale Teaching Hospital is seriously affecting medical students of the University of Development Studies (UDS).

Unlike Korle Bu and Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospitals where students are housed at the premises, UDS Medical students rent hostel facilities some of which are outside Tamale and trek daily to the Teaching Hospital for practical training.

Chief Executive of the Tamale Teaching Hospital Dr. Ken Sagoe says the current situation is not conducive for serious learning and practical work.

He students “have to travel from town into the hospital and so they miss out on things that happen [in the hospital] in the night when they could have been around just by walking from their hostel to the hospital.”

Dr Sagoe said the situation needed urgent attention and charged the Ghana Education Trust Fund (GET-Fund) to take the initiative to build hostels for medical students of UDS near the hospital.

He said the government certainly cannot provide all the facilities needed and called on the private sector to help.

Source: Joy News/Ghana