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Health News of Tuesday, 5 August 2008

Source: GNA

UNHCR donates medical supplies to Korle-Bu Teaching Hospital

Accra, Aug. 5, GNA - The United Nations High Commissioner

for Refugees (UNHCR) on Tuesday presented medical supplies

worth over 70,000 Euros to the Korle-Bu Teaching Hospital. The items include surgical gloves, Spinal Needles, nose mask

respirator, Shroud Kit, disinfectant granules and equipment for

detection of Hepatitis B. The presentation was in appreciation of the immense role the

hospital had played in providing healthcare to refugee patients in

emergency situations, Ms Aida Haile Mariam, UNHCR

Representative in Ghana said. She added that the organization was committed to supporting

various healthcare institutions that complemented its efforts. Ms Mariam said St. Martin de Porres Hospital at Eikwe, Apam

Catholic Hospital and the Volta Regional Office of the Ghana Health

Service had received similar assistance. Mrs Comfort Aboagye-Adu, Acting Director of Nursing, said

one of the problems that the hospital faced was the shortage of

nurses during study leave periods. "The laboratory equipment, surgical gloves and all the items

would assist the medical staff in performing efficiently at the

hospital," she said.