The government has presented medical equipment to the Effia Nkwanta Hospital in the Sekondi/Takoradi metropolis, to improve healthcare. The items include digital mammogram machines, hospital beds and lockers, X-ray machines, theatre tables and accessories, phototherapy machines, computerised tomographic scanner (CT scanner) and anaesthetic machine, C-arm.
The provision of the package, according to the hospital, was part of the government’s efforts to replace obsolete equipment at some major health facilities in the regions and districts. Head of Administration
Speaking to the Daily Graphic, the acting Head of Administration of the Hospital, Mr Habib Ganiyu, said supply of the equipment was a major boost for health delivery at the facility, which serves as a referral hospital.
“One of the major issues confronting medical doctors has to do with the tools to work with and the supply will help motivate the doctors to give out their best,” he said. Medical Director
The Medical Director of the hospital, Dr Paul Ntodi, said the supplies were badly needed by the hospital, stressing, “the supplies are costly, I can tell you there is no way the hospital could have procured them through its internally generated funds.”
He explained that the health facility was accredited to the health insurance scheme, so the prevailing rates would not make it attractive for a private person to partner it.
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