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Health News of Wednesday, 25 July 2018

Source: Office of the First Lady

Krachi-West Hospital gets equipment from First Lady

First Lady, Mrs. Rebecca Akufo-Addo, has through the Rebecca Foundation donated medical equipment ranging from hospital beds to Complete Delivery Systems to the Krachi–West Government Hospital in the Volta Region.

The presentation was done by Mrs. Akosua Newman of the Rebecca Foundation and supported by the Deputy Volta Regional Minister, Maxwell Blagogee and DCE for Krachi-West, Hon. Osei-Nti Douglas.

The equipment included 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.

It also included Surgery Drain Bags, an Instant Warmer System, an Anesthesia super circuit pack, eye protection packs, primary IV sets, secondary IV sets, IV start kits, differing sizes of Vicryl sets etc.

Presenting the items, most of which are state-of the-art equipment, Mrs. Newman emphasized on the power of Technology has the power to make healthcare more accessible, by making it cheaper, easier to reach, and easier to understand.

She said, “just as access to healthcare continue to remain fragile, it’s especially important to explore the ways that technology can get better healthcare to more people”.

She was confident that, the items donated will add-up to ongoing efforts that has in recent times culminated in an increase in better healthcare provision and hoped that it will change the balance of forces that has hitherto kept this key sector in penury.”

Dr. Hilarius Abiwu, Medical Superintendent who received the items on behalf of the Krachi West District Hospital was grateful for the immensely beneficial gesture and called for more of such interventions.