Built during the colonial era, the Bo Government Hospital is the largest government hospital within the nation but lacks many things. Comprising of eleven wards and almost all modern departments a hospital should have this hospital has got one major Operation Theatre an annex that is serving as the second. The Hospital has got about 500 beds and could admit that number at a time.
Dr. A P Koroma, Chief Medical Superintendent Bo Government Hospital related to Awoko that the Hospital is in serious need of Specialists as he is the only permanent specialist servicing over one hundred thousand people. The hospital he explained has got five Doctors assigned to it but with only two of them functionally permanent. But among the two he explained that he was the only specialist that attends to almost all in the teeming population of the district and region as a whole. And this he said was his greatest worry as he works till late night with no one definitely around to come on board whilst he is away. Coupled with that he explained, was the problem of waste management and the proper management of the Mortuary which he said was a very big challenge to the hospital.
Apart from those, he stated that he was absolutely “happy about the state of the hospital” which has undergone rehabilitation and is under it right now. The Mortuary which was an “eye-sore” to the people of Bo has been given a facelift. Ward 8 which is the Children’s Ward has been rehabilitated and even an annex has been added to it with the rickety beds all being changed.
Added to that, the Superintendent explained that the introduction of intercom in all the wards has helped a lot with the easing up of communication between all the wards which has aided in making services quick and efficient.
The old X-Ray at the X-Ray department he explained has also been replaced with a new one.
However, coming unto the Operating Theatre, he explained that the instruments there are old and needs to be replaced.