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Health News of Saturday, 1 December 2018

Source: Ghana Post

Ghana Post joins Greater Accra Regional hospital to celebrate Emergency Week

Head of Corporate Communications of Ghana Post, Kobi Hemaa Osisiadan-Bekoe

Ghana Post team has joined the Emergency Department of the Greater Accra Regional Hospital on November 30, 2018 to celebrate its Emergency Week.

The Emergency Week, which is the first of its kind was held under the theme 'Highlighting Effective Emergency Medical Care in the Greater Accra Region, the country and beyond'.

Head of Corporate Communications of Ghana Post, Kobi Hemaa Osisiadan-Bekoe, speaking to the team emphasized the need for health workers to learn how to use the GhanaPostGPS app extensively if not, it becomes unnecessary if the officers on duty cannot use the app to locate people in need.

She further encouraged citizens to give out their digital address to ambulance services to assist workers during emergencies.

In an interview with Mrs Sarah Danquah, Head of Emergency Triage of the hospital, she said it is sad to note that "Emergency Department Staff work extremely hard but are hardly appreciated, in Ghana however, the story is even worst. Until a patient dies, until a nurse or doctor turns a patient away, no body not even the media will visit the department that save lives and interact with us."

The week long celebration started from November 26 to November 30.

The event was launched on Monday with a Media briefing and climaxed on Friday, November 30 to end the week long celebration.

The staff of the Emergency Medicine Department within the week were trained on basic life support whiles the general public enjoyed free medical screening.

Newly inaugurated Emergency Ambulance was opened for inspection and this led to the training of staff on GhanaPostGPS App.

She assured Ghanaians that the Ghana PostGPS App will speed up the time spent in locating a victim when Ambulance service is required.

Participants were also made to realize the significance of the Ghana Post GPS App in terms of accuracy, reliability, convenience and user friendly.

Dr Afia Boateng - Head of Emergency Medicine Department of the Greater Accra Regional Hospital indicated that the extraordinary services the staff render daily in saving lives whiles reducing mortality and morbidity rate is highly commendable.

Among the key persons from the hospital were:

Mr Taadi - Administrator

Dr Emmanuel Sofrenyo - Director

DNS Agyare - Deputy Director of Nursing Service

Mr Tsiase - Head of Pharmacy

Mrs Sarah Danquah - Head/ Emergency Triage

Dr Afia Boateng - Head/ Emergency

Ghana Post was represented by the Corporate Communications Unit which included; Kobi Hemaa Osisiadan-Bekoe (Head of Corporate Communications), Richmond Acquah Arhin and Alimatu Sadia Abubakar both Corporate Communications officers.