Health News of 2014-06-13

Ministry assists 10 hospitals with equipment

The Ministry of Health on Wednesday presented medical items to 10 hospitals across the country. The beneficiary hospitals are the Bator Catholic Hospital, Tema Municipal Hospital, Ada District Hospital, St Martin’s Hospital at Agormanya, Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital and the La General Hospital.
The rest are the Gushegu District Hospital, Tamale Teaching Hospital, Tamale Central Hospital and the 37 Military Hospital.
The items, which were purchased with funding from the Turkish Government, included phototherapy machine, infusion pumps, oxygen concentrator, bookwalter retractor, hand-held Doppler ultrasound, truphatek laryngoscope, pulse oxymeter and sphygmomanometer.
Ms Sherry Ayittey, Minister of Health, presented the items to the hospitals according to their needs and was received by representatives from each of the beneficiary hospitals.
Mr Victor Aje, Chief Executive Officer, Alvitrak Ghana Limited, a company which deals in medicals equipment, presented 1, 000 cholera testing kits to the Ministry of Health.
He said the equipment were to enable beneficiary hospitals be able to detect or cholera quickly. He said cholera was treatable and urged people who show signs of it to seek medical treatment before it got out of hands.
Ms Ayittey pledged to distribute the kits to health facilities in the rural areas and also educate them on their usage.