Kukua Asamoah, GNA
Accra, Aug 5, GNA - The Rebecca Foundation has donated various medical equipment to some hospitals and health facilities in the three Northern Regions.
The gesture forms part of the efforts of the First Lady’s Foundation, to help bridge medical supplies deficit gap of hospitals and health centres across the country.
The latest gesture by the Foundation followed a string of similar donations already made to other health care facilities to augment delivery of quality healthcare in various parts of the country.
Mrs Akosua Newman, Operations Manager of the Rebecca Foundation on behalf of First Lady Mrs Rebecca Akufo-Addo, presented the equipment to Mr Salifu Saeed, the Northern Regional Minister, who received the equipment for the hospitals in the three northern regions.
Among the equipment were three Complete Delivery Systems, 25 boxes of Advance Wound Dressing Material, 5 Hospital Beds, 16 Boxes of Dressing Charge Irrigation Trays, Patient Medical Tables and 25 boxes Cardinal Health Hydrocolloid Dressing.
They also included Surgery Drain Bags, an Instant Warmer System, an Anaesthesia Super Circuit Pack, Eye Protection packs, Primary IV Sets, Secondary IV Sets, IV Start Kits and differing sizes of Vicryl Sets, and others.
At the presentation ceremony on Saturday in Accra, Mrs Newman said the gesture was in line with the Foundation’s mission to ensure that mothers and children were given readily accessible and quality healthcare wherever they were located in the country.
Mr Saeed, who was full of praise for the gesture done by the First Lady, said although they appealed for such assistance to mitigate their healthcare needs, he did not envisaged that help could come “this quick from the Rebecca Foundation”.
“The items were needed to contribute meaningfully to the business of saving lives, especially of women and children”, the Minister indicated.
In a related development, the Rebecca Foundation also presented similar items to the Bechem Government Hospital at a separate ceremony on Friday.
Dr. Emmanuel Agyei Darko, Medical Superintendent of the Hospital, who received the items, pledged to ensure that the prospect of saving lives were better enhanced through judicious use of the equipment.
With him were Mr Benjamin Yeboah Sekyere, Member of Parliament for Tano South, and Collins Offinam Takyi, the Municipal Chief Executive of the area.
Late in July last month, the Foundation again donated some medical equipment ranging from hospital beds to complete delivery systems to the Krachi-West Government Hospital in the Volta Region.
The items were received by Dr Hilarious Abiwu, Medical Superintendent of the Krachi West Government Hospital, who expressed his heartfelt gratitude to the First Lady for the supplies.
Mr Abiwu said the equipment would go a long way to promote healthcare in the Region.GNA