Agona West MP donates Ambulance, equipment to Swedru government hospital

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    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.

    Addressing the
    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
    Ghanaian hospital.

    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
    facilities better.

    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.

    The Minister
    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
    age.

    She therefore
    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.

    Dr Apetogbor
    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.

    GNA 

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