Regional News of Saturday, 28 July 2012
The Ma Love Foundation, a Non Governmental Organisation, has donated an incubator machine to the Wa Regional Hospital.
The incubator, which cost GH?3,700, would be used to support newly born babies in the region.
Reverend Mike Nii Abossey, Founder of the Foundation, at the presentation said he was not happy with situations where medical doctors had to struggle with obsolete equipment to save lives.
He said it was even more pathetic in some cases where medical doctors had to look on helplessly in their attempts to save lives due to inadequate or non-availability of medical equipment at their disposal.
He said when he visited the Children’s Ward at Korle-Bu Teaching Hospital last year, he saw four babies laid on one bed while their mothers were sitting down and watching them.
Rev. Abossey said, that sight traumatised him and thus he decided to buy five incubators and distributed three of them to the Korle-Bu Teaching Hospital and one each to the Wa and Bolgatanga Regional Hospitals.
Reverend Abossey commended medical doctors and other staff working at the hospital for providing quality healthcare services to the people even though they were working under challenging conditions.
Dr Aduko Amiah, Medical Director of the Hospital, thanked the management of Ma Love Foundation and appealed to other organisations to emulate the example of the NGO since the needs of the hospital were enormous and challenging.
He said the hospital needed a modern theatre with a maternity ward attached to it to enable doctors to pay quick medical attention to women in labour.
The present practice of moving women in labour from the maternity ward which was a bit far from the theatre was impeding the work of doctors in their quest to provide immediate medical care to their clients.
Dr Chris Opoku Fofie, Specialist Obstetrician Gynecologist at the hospital said the donated equipment would help support babies who were vulnerable considering the bad weather conditions in the north.**