KNUST Vice-Chancellor Commissions Dual-Purpose Dental Clinic

Professor (Mrs.) Rita Akosua Dickson (right) commissioning the clinic

Kumasi, Ashanti Region, Ghana//-The Vice-Chancellor of KNUST, Professor (Mrs.) Rita Akosua Dickson and the Management of the University commissioned a Dental Clinic at the University Hospital.

 The clinic will provide comprehensive oral care to members of the University communityand serve as a training facility for medical students.

Professor Alexander Acheampong, one of the project’s developers, disclosed that the idea for a Dental School at Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) was created during Professor Kwesi Andam’s tenure (former Vice-Chancellor).

The University accepted the dental school’s formation in 2006 after a formal presentation and discussion. The school has now trained over 210 dentists who provide high-quality dental care in Ghana and around the world.

With 285 students enrolled, the University felt the need for an extra clinic in addition to the Komfo Anokye Training Hospital to help with student training.

What keeps us awake at night, according to Professor (Mrs) Rita Akosua Dickson, is ensuring that we maintain and even increase our status as Ghana’s best university and leading science and technology institution. She stated, “This commissioning of the clinic is proof.”

She praised Professor Kwesi Obiri-and Danso, the hospital’s leadership for their efforts in establishing the clinic.

She praised the University Hospital’s whole team for their generosity and dedication to helping humanity in the face of Covid-19. According to her, most health workers in other hospitals departed when they discovered cases of Covid-19, but no such cases were found at the KNUST hospital. “I am quite grateful for this.”

She urged the hospital personnel, on the other hand, to maintain KNUST’s high standards of healthcare service. “As we approach the hospital of the country’s greatest university, we must affirm its service delivery,” she said.

She pledged the leadership’s unwavering support in fulfilling the mission of providing high-quality healthcare.

Dr. Osei Kwaku Wusu-Ansah, Director of University Health Services, assured management that the staff will do their utmost best to uphold the institution’s standards. He also expressed gratitude to management for responding to the requirements of the dentistry students as well as the entire community.

The Dental Clinic, which is located directly across from the Eye Clinic, is a state-of-the-art facility with eight (8) dental chairs, a surgery room, a central sterilisation department (CSSD), a student changing room, an office, and a washroom.

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