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Health News of Friday, 12 July 2019


Ga Dangme Shifimo Kpee presents 37 wheelchairs to health facilities

The Ga Dangme Shifimo Kpee from Greensboro, United States of America (USA), has presented 37 wheelchairs worth 40,000 dollars to 14 health centres in the Greater Accra Region.

Beneficiary facilities including Pantang hospital, Ofankor clinic, Old Ningo Health Care, Dodowa Health Post, North Gbawe Community clinic and Aboabo Clinic each had four wheelchairs.

Others were Akowe Ga West Municipal Hospital, Usher Clinic, James Town Maternity Home, Tema General Hospital, Manhean Polyclinic, Tema Polyclinic and the TMA Maternity Clinic.

Mr Clement Adjatey, Co-founder of Ga Dangme Shifimo Kpee, presenting the items, said the group made up of 30 members thought it prudent to present the medical items to needy health facilities.

Mr Adjatey added that it was their hope that the adjustable wheelchairs would facilitate the mobility of patients in beneficiary health institutions.

He urged the institutions to put them to good use while the group mobilized more medical equipment to help them in future.

Dr Joseph Donkor, Acting Tema Metro Director of Health Services, receiving the items on behalf of the beneficiaries, said health care was expensive and difficult as the sector faced a lot of challenges especially in terms of infrastructure and equipment.

Dr Donkor added that health data of Tema showed that hypertension and stroke were two of the leading conditions that brought about miscomfort and death among residents which he said related to environmental and poor eating habits.

He noted that the wheelchairs were very essential in health delivery especially at the Out Patients Department (OPD).

He said it helped in conveying unconscious and semi-conscious patients as well as women in labour and children adding that when there are no beds, patients use as rest pads as they take infusions.