Prof. Stephane Gentil, a Plastic Surgeon from France, on Tuesday donated two incubators and a radiant warmer valued at 55,000 dollars to the 37 Military Hospital Maternity Ward to help take care of premature babies.
Prof Gentil said the gesture would supplement the logistical needs of the maternity and help increase the chance of survival of premature babies.
He said he was touched by the condition of babies in the maternity when he visited the hospital some years ago with his wife hence the donation of the incubators to enhance service delivery as the ward kept growing and the number of admissions kept soaring.
Prof. Gentil said it had been 10 years since he started practising as a plastic surgeon and would want to help babies and poor people who needed help in Ghana, Togo and Africa as a whole.
Brigadier General Ernest Cosby Saka Jnr, the Commander of the 37 Military Hospital, expressed gratitude to the Prof. Gentil for the gesture shown the hospital to help save premature babies.
He said individuals and institutions saw the 37 Military Hospital as one without challenges.
However, he said, the hospital was equally faced with challenges just like any other institution and appealed to corporate and other organisations to help it perform effectively.
Brig. Gen. Saka Jnr said the 37 Military Hospital was a national asset and, therefore, there was the need for the hospital to be supported to be up to standard.
“All our machines are old and need retooling and replacement to keep the place vibrant to deliver as it should,” he said.
He said there were no available accommodation for staff and hostels to house family members who travelled from long distances to accompany patients, adding that the hospital was planning to put up a hostel to address that problem.
Brig. Gen Saka, thus, called on government and stakeholders to come to their aid.