Dr. Grace Ayensu-Danquah, founder and Chief Executive, Healing Hands Foundation, has presented assorted medical items to the Achimota District Hospital in Accra.
The items include, disposable syringes, infant heal warmers, diapers, intravenous fluids, drapers, resuscitation pumps, BP cuff for neonates, ambu bag for respiratory emergencies and oxygen mask for infants among others.
Presenting the items, Dr. Ayensu-Danquah who is also a surgeon by profession, said a team of Doctors would visit Ghana from the US in March, next year, to provide free medical care and surgery to those who are in need and cannot afford to pay for it.
She said, the foundation had already provided free medical care and surgery to about 300 people at Esikado in the Western Region and their next visit would be to the Nzema area to provide the same health care to the people.
Dr. Ayensu-Danquah called on other Ghanaians who were privileged to have trained elsewhere as medical Doctors, to come together and get themselves involved in voluntary services for the people to create healthy people for the nation.
She said, similar donations would be made to the 37 Military Hospital and Koteiman (Otsirikomfo community clinic) in the Greater Accra Region.
Ms. Agnes Codjoe, Deputy Director of Nursing Service who received the items on behalf of the Achimota District Hospital, expressed gratitude for the gesture and welcomed the donation which she said had come at the time the hospital needed them most.
She expressed the hope that it would go a long way to improve quality health care at the hospital.
By Seth Adu Agyei