Swedru, Aug 29,
GNA – Mrs Cynthia Morrison, Member of Parliament for Agona West and Minister
designate for Gender, Children and Social Protection has presented a Sprinter
Benz well fitted Ambulance and other health equipment to the Agona Swedru
Municipal Government Hospital.
The other equipment
were 10 beds, 10 mattresses, 10 bed sheets, four wheel chairs, 10 surgical
gloves boxes, one cabinet, 10 bundles of tissues and 10 bed tables.
The MP and Minister
designate was also jointly assisted by Nana Kojo Ackom, Tufuhene of Agona
Swedruman Council of Chiefs and Chief of Swedru Dwenho to cut the sod for the
construction of additional gate for the hospital instead of using gate.
gathering, Mrs Morrison said the donation of ambulance and other equipment to
the facility was to assist and also reduce no bed syndrome in some of the
She said the
President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo’s administration had proposed to give
each district an ambulance to improve quality delivery system.
The MP disclosed
that already, CHPs compounds and health centres in the Agona West have received
the equipment to help nurses and Medical Assistants to management such health
She said nurses and
other paramedical staff have been tasked to register the aged in the Agona
Swedru starting from Swedru Ankyease to give them medical treatment.
Designate said the aged would not only be given medical treatment, but would
also be fed and entertained since loneliness could easily kill.
The MP stated that
some of these aged have been abandoned by the relatives due to stigmatisation
and the fact that they have been branded as witches and wizards because of the
charged the community Health nurses and other medical staff in the Agona West
to embark on house to house exercise to educate girl-child especially about the
dangers of teenage pregnancy cases.
Dzedzegbe, Medical Superintendent of Agona Swedru Municipal Government Hospital
said the Swedru hospital started as health centre but due to population
progression, it could not absorb the patients.
He said there are
enough beds and other equipment are available at the hospital but lacked of
space for expansion works to be carried out has become a major problem.
Dr Dzedzegbe thanked
the MP and Minister designate for Gender for her kind gesture and promised to
keep the ambulance and other equipment to serve the purposes, which were
brought for the benefit of the patients.
He called on the
corporate bodies, financial institutions, philanthropist, well to do Agona
citizens, NGOs and others to come to the aid of the hospital.
Dr Dzedzegbe called
on the Agona West Municipal, MP, and Central government to construct medical
village to accommodate health staffs to protect life and property.