A Christian humanitarian organization dedicated to children’s well-being, World Vision (WV) has made a donation of medical equipment worth several millions of Ghana Cedis to the Ga West Municipal Health Directorate in the Greater Accra Region.
The medical equipment and pharmaceutical products is pegged at Fifty Thousand, Nine Hundred and fifty Dollars an equivalent of Two million Seven Hundred Thousand Four Hundred Ghana Cedis.
The medical equipment included safety lancets, oxygen Aerosol therapy apparatus, anesthesia breathing circuits, anesthesia instrument and appliances as well as instrument used in medical operations.
The rest are sterile surgical catgut, bougies, catheters, sondes, and surgical kits, scalpels among others like Amodiaquine and anti-malaria drugs.
According to the organization, its collaboration with partners abroad aims at transforming lives especially in the rural areas, where most of the country’s vulnerable people live and are without very essential social amenities
Handing over the equipment to the management of the Municipal Health Directorate, Micah Olad, Health Nutrition and HIV/AIDS programme Manager at World Vision said through the organization’s long- term development programming and donations from the Gift-in-Kind (GIK) in a form of medical supplies and equipment.
The items according to him were to be distributed to the various health facilities throughout the municipality.
‘It is expected that the items would go a long way to support the healthcare service providers in delivering quality healthcare to communities in and around the municipality especially the most vulnerable persons like women and children.
He called on the heads of the beneficiary institutions to ensure that the items were used judiciously for their intended purposes.
‘We also urge that a good maintenance plan be put in place to safeguard the non- consumable items among them’.
Giving a little background into the activities of World Vision, he said organization has been in existence since 1979 and has been pursuing integrated community development interventions in water sanitation and hygiene, education, health, nutrition and HIV/AIDS as well as child protection to alleviate the vulnerable families and communities.
He said currently, the organization operates in all ten regions of the country with a target to serve 4.5 million vulnerable children.
Receiving the medical equipment, Dr Doris Arhin, the Municipal Director of Health appealed to the management of the organization to dig a bore –hole at the municipal hospital in the area.
According to her, the hospital lacks the provision of potable water for its day to day running in the Amasaman municipality.
She further took the opportunity to thanked the management of the organization and gave the assurance that the items will be equitably distributed to serve the intended purpose for which it was presented.