Shai-Osudoku District Hospital receives medical equipment from donors

The youth wing of Accra Adenta Rotary Club, the Rotaract, in collaboration with the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints Humanitarian Foundation have presented two mobile phototherapic medical equipment to the Shai-Osudoku District Hospital at Dodowa last Saturday. 

The equipment, valued at GH₵28,000, would be use to detect early symptoms of jaundice and related ailments, especially after childbirth, to reduce infant mortality.. 

Receiving the machines on behalf of the hospital management, Dr Kennedy Brightson, Medical Director of the hospital said, the presentation was timely as they were donated at the time the hospital was hard-pressed for such an equipment to augment the three, which were not enough as a result of many referrals coming from many of the surrounding communities.

He said the machines would be handy in managing ante-natal and neo-natal cases to reduce both child and mother mortality during births. 

Dr Brightson commended the Rotarian’s and the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints for their kind gesture which, he observed, would lead to a lot of precious lives being saved. 

He appealed to other philanthropists and benevolent organisations to emulate the humanitarian gesture of the donors, since the hospital was in dire need of at least five CTG medical equipment to continue to save lives in their catchment area.

Mr Bernard Yingura, a representative from Latter Day Saints Humanitarian Foundation said the church supported the benevolent act to help save mothers and children, adding that charity work should not in any way discriminate where the help should go. 

He said the church would extend its benevolence to all parts of the country, irrespective of one’s belief and ethnicity. 

Linda Maku Tetteh, president of Rotaract Club of Adenta Central said the seed money for the machines was raised at the Rotaract Presidential Ball, where it was decided to buy the equipment to support the hospital. 

She said the objective of the Rotary Club across the globe was to be of service to mankind and the little help they could give to improve infant mortality was through the donation of the machines.

By Lawrence Markwei 

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