The Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) of Ghana yesterday donated items worth GH¢15,000 to the Accra Psychiatric Hospital.
The items included 20 boxes of A4 sheets, 50 foolscap notebooks, 10 packs of cartridges, 100 adult diapers, and 50 bed sheets.
Others were 10 boxes each of blue, black and red pens, and a box of brown and white envelopes.
Presenting the items, the registrar of the Council, Mr. Felix Nyanteh, said the council had recognised the vital role played by the hospital in the execution of the council’s mandate and had therefore decided to support the hospital.
He said the visit was also to encourage the staff not to relent in their duty and assure them of the council’s support.
He said the council admits that the staff were working under strenuous conditions, adding that they should see the support from churches, corporate institutions and individuals as a compliment to what the council was presenting to them.
Mr. Nyanteh said families, parents and children would neglect their loved ones due to the their conditions saying “ this is where your role begins,” and urged the hospital staff not be discouraged.
He said from hence forth, the council would have stronger relations with the hospital and also help revamp the operations therapy unit to help bring in more income to the hospital.
He advised the staff to have a valid licence which was renewable at the end of every year at the cost of GH¢50.00
Receiving the items on behalf of the hospital, the Deputy Director of Nursing Services in-charge of Accra Psychiatric Hospital, Mr. Emmanuel Pappoe, said the items donated were urgently needed by the hospital to operate fully.
He said the hospital was in dire need of items such as attendance books to the extent that plain sheets were used in writing report “but with the coming of these items I believe our work here will be efficient.”
He thanked the NMC for the gesture and called on other institutions to donate to the hospital.
By Jemima Esinam Kuatsinu