The Ghana Council, Ghana Community in Belgium has presented medical equipment worth several millions of Cedis to the Dormaa Presbyterian Hospital to help enhance quality health delivery.
The items; included 10 hospital beds, 13 mattresses, 20 chairs, one emergency mat, four dialysis chairs, three wheel chairs, two examination lamps, six infusion poles and one bed side locker with fridge.
The rest are one bedside locker, three bedside fridges, six stool (mini chairs), one suction machine, two walking aid, one theatre bed, one trolley, four perfumer, one endoscopy machine and two urine bowls.
Making the presentation, Mr Yaw Adu Amankwah, a Representative of Ghana Council, Ghana Community in Belgium, said it was part of contribution of the Council and the Ghanaian community in Belgium to support the hospital to deliver quality health services to the people in and beyond Dormaa area.
He stressed the need for all Ghanaians abroad to unite and support development initiatives back home.
Mr Isaac Appiah, the General Manager of the Dormaa Presbyterian Hospital, who received the equipment, thanked the Representative for the donation stressing that most people, particularly those from deprived communities usually complained about lack of transport fares when referred to the big hospitals in Sunyani and Kumasi.
“This is because such vital equipment are rare. Apart from Sunyani and Kumasi, where there is endoscopy machine, the presentation today is very timely to help our health facility here, ” he stated.
The General Manager commended the Ghana Community in Belgium for their love, commitment and patriotism assuring that they would be used for their intended purposes.
Barimah Yeboah Kordie, the Aduanahene of Dormaa Traditional Area, lamented poor conditions in some health facilities in the country that led to many loss of lives.
The Chief said in the year 2000, Osagyefo Oseadeyo Agyemang Badu II, the Paramount Chief of Dormaa Traditional Area and him embarked on a trip to Belgium to meet the Ghana community, where he implored them to support development initiatives.
Dr. Zapkalah Dery, the Acting Medical Director of the Hospital, expressed appreciation to the donors noting the medical equipment will reduce the burden on authorities in its attempt to upgrade and improve facilities at the IC theatre.
He was full of praise for Madam Akua Manu, an Orthopaedic Nurse in Belgium for the instrumental role she played in getting the equipment.