H.E Sung-Soo Kim in a symbolic handing over of the medical equipment to Dr Nsiah Asare
The Korea Foundation for International Healthcare (KOFIH) has presented medical equipment worth $24,629 to the Ghana Health Service (GHS) in aid of healthcare delivery in the Volta Region of Ghana.
The equipment which include a portable ultrasound machine, foetal dopplers, stethoscopes, aneroid blood pressure, automatic blood pressure, delivery bed, optical microscope, suction machine and a steriliser, formed part of the maternal, neonatal and child health (MNCH) project being undertaken in the Volta Region by KOFIH.
The project which is being run in four districts of the Volta Region, namely Krachi West, Krachi Nchumuru, Hohoe and Afadjato South is to promote safe delivery and enhance antenatal care in the Volta Region.
Handing over the medical equipment to the GHS in Accra, H. E Sung-Soo Kim, Korean Ambassador to Ghana, said the equipment would improve the quality of care for pregnant women and newborns and encourage the medical staff in rural areas.
He said KOFIH has been providing many different forms of support in the health sector in Ghana, including carrying out MNCH improvement project in Volta Region, National Health Insurance Policy cooperation project, mid-long term invitation training for health workers and the renovation of national prosthetics orthotics centre project.
Dr Anthony Nsiah Asare, Director General of the Ghana Health Service, was pleased with the donation, indicating that KOFIH’s contributions were improving the health sector.
He said, for instance, the MNCH project in the Volta Region was helping to strengthen the district and sub-district level management team capacity for quality healthcare to increase skilled delivery rate and antenatal care and post-natal care to reduce maternal and newborn mortality.
Dr Asare further added that the modernisation project being undertaken under the KOFIH at the National Prosthetic and Orthotics Centre in Accra would sustain the supply and production of the qualities prosthetics and orthotics to enhance early rehabilitation and social adaptation for the disabled.
“The renovation of the building will increase the quality and quantity of its production which will be a forwarding step of universal health coverage for the disabled and injured patients,” he said.
Dr Asare was hopeful that the donation would soon be replicated in other regions of the country.
Source & Photo Credit: Daily Guide | Jamila A. Okertchiri