Asogli Queen-mothers’ Association have presented two adjustable chairs to the Dialysis Unit of the Volta Regional Hospital.
The chairs, also known as dialysis beds, were estimated at GHC6,000.00 and financed by Glory Oil and the Ho Municipal Hospital following appeals from the queen-mothers.
The chairs are made especially to aid treatment of kidney related diseases.
Mama Attrato II, Queen mother of Ho-Dome who made the presentation said the initiative was necessitated by the discomfort patients experienced during treatment on ‘normal beds’.
She expressed concern over the increase in kidney related diseases in the country and cautioned against the consumption of aphrodisiacs.
Dr Lord Mensah, Head of Clinical Services at the Hospital, said the presentation was timely and appealed for two more chairs to make it four, for the four dialysis machines at the facility.
The Dialysis Unit was established in March, 2016, through collaborative efforts between the Hospital and D. Med Healthcare and facilitated by the Asogli Queenmothers’ Association.
Mr Elikem Fuekpe, the Nurse in-charge at the Unit told the Ghana News Agency that, the Unit has a minimum of 40 sessions a week for its 10 clients.