The maternal and children’s ward of the Obuasi government hospital has taken delivery of medical equipment worth over GH¢ 9,000.00.
The equipment included sphygmomanometers, fetal-doppler, infant weighing scales, pulse oximeters, and delivery sets, as well as portable autoclave machine for the maternity.
The rests were ward and pulse oximeters, suction machine, pediatric sphygmomanometers, portable nebulizer machine, and patient trolleys (infants) for the children’s ward.
They were gifts from the Obuasi Sikakrom Association based in the United Kingdom.
Reverend Love Konadu, Ghana Ambassador of the association who made the presentation said the group had already donated books to the Obuasi library to help improve education in the municipality.
She said the group was committed to the development of Obuasi and that was why it had continuously mobilized resources to support that agenda.
Rev. Konadu said plans were ongoing to mobilize resources to support the Obuasi campus of the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST).
Dr. Kwadwo Nyarko Jeckey, Medical Superintendent of the Obuasi government hospital thanked the association for the gesture and said the items were a big relief to the maternal and children’s’ wards of the hospital.
He said the hospital needed many items, especially in the era of the COVID-19 pandemic, and urged the people of Obuasi to adhere strictly to all the preventive protocols to prevent the further spread of the virus in the municipality.
Madam Leticia Dwumfuor, Principal Nursing Officer at the facility said the items would help improve healthcare delivery at the wards.