The 16,000 dollar supplies were facilitated by the Rotary Club of USA and Ghana in collaboration with the GWMA.
The items include dental chairs, delivery beds, mattresses, crutches, examination beds, dialysis machines, baby warmers, suction machines, gurneys and some consumables.
At a ceremony held at Adjen Kotoku Health Centre to hand over the equipment to the various health facilities, Dr. Doris Arhin, Director of Health Services at Ga West Municipality, expressed appreciation to the Rotary Club and GWMA and promised to maintain the supplies for them to last long.
According to him, the equipment would assist the various beneficiary facilities to deliver quality services to patients.
Dr. Arhin appealed to other non-governmental organisations (NGOs) and individuals support health institutions.
She mentioned that the Ga West Municipal Hospital at Amasaman, Adjen Kotoku Health Centre, Kojo Ashong Health Centre, Pokuase Clinic, Mayera Clinic, Amarmorley Health Centre, Samsam Community Clinic, Faase Health Center, Odumase Clinic and Dome Sampaman Community-based Health Planning and Services (CHPS) compound, as the facilities to benefit from the donation.
Mr. Samuel Atukwei Quaye, Municipal Chief Executive of Ga West, for GWMA disclosed that the four dialysis machines would be donated to the Korle Bu teaching hospital.
He said the GWMA has a sister-city relationship with Michigan, USA, and solicited medical supplies through the rotary club after a health needs assessment was done across the municipality.
Mr. Quaye thanked the rotary club for the gesture and reiterated the assembly’s commitment to provide the needed equipment for the various health facilities in the municipality to deliver quality health services.
Rev. Moses Allison Tetteh, Director of Community Projects, Rotary Club of
Accra noted that many people in USA contributed in soliciting for the supplies and that their motivation was to serve and improve the quality of the life of people.
By Joseph Edu Archison