A United Kingdom (UK) based Ghanaian-owned charitable organization, Project Ghana has donated hospital equipment to the Kumasi Kwadaso Seventh Day Adventist Hospital in the Ashanti Region.
The donation is aimed at ensuring the smooth running of the outfit.
The items include hand gloves, aprons, theatre equipment for surgical procedures, wounds care items, acupuncture for bannulatory, Sema, flama, clutches, scale machines, nurses uniforms and surgical guns.
Presenting the items, the Project Manager of Project Ghana, Mr. Kwadwo Densi Amankwaah disclosed that Project Ghana was established in the United Kingdom in 1998 as a charitable organization by a group of Ghanaians mostly health professionals to support local health facilities in Ghana.
He said, on their agenda, Kwadaso SDA hospital was included as one of its beneficiaries to benefit from its annual grants schemes in various forms including material supply.
Mr. Amankwaah underscored that the NGO came to Ghana about two years ago to make donation whiles undertaking some staff members of the hospital through some health training workshops as part of meeting their social obligations.
He added that his organization as usual planned for another donation in April this year but was constrained by the emergence of the Covid -19 pandemic, even though the equipment meant for the donation had already been shipped to Ghana.
He indicated that the headquarters of the Project Ghana in the United Kingdom dispatched him to Kumasi to make the donation to avoid waste as covid-19 pandemic cases go low.
He expressed his outfit’s readiness to support the hospitals at all times and assured that the NGO will come back to Ghana next year to make another gesture and fraternise themselves with the staff.
According to him, the organisation will undertake some of the staff through various health seminars to become abreast with their issues in the health sector and how to put the equipment to good use to benefit the society.
Receiving the items, Dr. Randolph Baah Adu, Medical Superintendent of the hospital thanked Project Ghana for the offer and like Oliver Twist asked for more.
The doctor indicated that the hospital is facing lot of challenges in some departments like the Female Labour Wards that need equipment to enhance easy delivery, CCTV monitors among others.
He added that the ongoing construction of the new ultra-modern building edifice also need a push to complete early.
He passionately made an appeal that as an NGO with health experience, Project Ghana should put on their agenda to organize short courses for some of his hospital staff in the United Kingdom to refresh and upgrade their skills to enhance their professions in the health delivery system in Ghana.
On his part the Board Chairman/President of the Central Ghana Conference of the Kwadaso branch of the Seventh Day Adventist, Pastor Asamoah Kwarteng was grateful to the Project Ghana.
He stressed that about two years ago the NGO made an impressive offer to the hospital, hoping that the good Lord will open the doors for them to ensure the rapid growth of the outfit.
Pastor Kwarteng asking for more assured that the expensive equipment would be used in line with the mission purposes to benefit the society.