Hospital appeals to government for assistance
Kumasi, Nov 27, GNA – Dr (Mrs) Annie Opoku, Medical Superintendent o= f the Maternal and Child Health Hospital in Kumasi, has appealed to governm= ent for assistance for the facility to enable it to provide efficient service= s. He said that the health centre needed additional 40 hospital beds, a
theatre block with maternal and baby Unit, blood bank, modern x-ray machi= ne and an ambulance. Dr (Mrs) Opoku was speaking at the inauguration of a GH¢6,000 mechanized borehole for the hospital, in Kumasi on Thursday.
The project was initiated by a former Chief Executive of Kumasi Metropolitan Assembly, Lieutenant Colonel (rtd) Opuni Mensah and funded b= y a French student, Miss Rainbow Planche, with support from her family. Dr (Mrs) Opoku commended benefactors of the project, saying it would=
help end the perennial water shortage at the hospital Dr Kwesi Awudzi Yeboah, Kumasi Metropolitan Director of Ghana Health Service (GHS), said the provision of potable water would help reduce chil= d mortality and morbidity at the hospital.
Mrs Theresa Otuo Acheampong, Deputy Director of Nursing at Ashanti Regional Administration of GHS, called on individuals and non-governmenta= l organizations to support health centres to enable them provide good quali= ty health care.