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07.11.2008 Health

Canadians Assist Korle-Bu

By Daily Guide

THE MATERNITY Unit of the Korle-Bu Teaching Hospital has taken delivery of a variety of medical supplies worth thousands of Ghana Cedis.


The items, donated by Not Just Tourists, a Canadian non-governmental organisation, included stethoscopes, gastrostomy tube kits, sterile cotton tipped applicators, bandages, insulin syringes, surgical blades, scissors and booties, surgical scrub brushes, suitcases containing assorted children's items and ascencia breeze glucose monitors among others.

They were delivered through the Canadian Embassy by the High Commissioner, Darren Schemmer and his wife.

Mrs. Schemmer told HEALTH MATTERS the items would go a long way to help improve healthcare delivery at Korle-Bu.

She indicated that the donation was made possible not only by the NGO but through the initiative of one Dr. Setorme Tsikata, a Canada-based Ghanaian medical doctor.

She said efforts were underway to ship a quantity of more valuable medical equipment to be delivered to the hospital.

Dr. Ben Annan, director of Medical Affairs and Prof. E. Y. Kwawukume, head of the unit, expressed their gratitude to the donors for the gesture.

They as well called on the workers of the unit to put the items to good use.