THE Bank of Ghana Ladies Association (BoGLadies) has presented medical equipment and accessories to the Volta Regional Hospital at Hohoe, to enhance quality healthcare delivery in the region and beyond.
The items included a new Mindray DC 30 Ultrasound, a scanner, BoG branded bedsheets, papers for printing, gels and patient monitor.
They were presented by the President of BoGLadies, Ivy Adjimah, on behalf of the association to the Head of Administration of the Volta Regional Hospital, Charles Torkornoo, on behalf of the hospital at a short ceremony in Hohoe.
The President was accompanied by the Secretary, Josephine Ofori-Teiko, among other executives of the association.
Also present at the event was the Vice President of the Hohoe Municipal Council of Queens, Mama Dzitri.
Ms Adjimah said after the ceremony that the gesture followed an appeal to the association to support the hospital with an ultrasound scan machine.
She described the appeal as emotional, given that the equipment was a life-saving necessity that required an urgent provision.
She said an ultrasound scan machine was an important piece of the machine, as it helped with diagnosis.
She said its unavailability meant that there existed a clinical deficiency that could impact health delivery.
“Sincerely, I must confess that we are so much delighted for being able to redeem our pledge by providing for the municipal hospital a new Mindray DC 30 Ultrasound Scanner for its healthcare delivery services.
“Beyond the machine being used for obstetrics and gynecological ultrasound scan, it can also be used for Elastrography scan, and Doppler scan.
“It can also be used to examine heart and nearby blood vessels,” the President said.
Ms Adjimah said the patient monitor also measures, records, distributes and displays biometric values such as heart rates, SP02, blood pressure, temperature and more.
“It may interest you to know that our ability to reach out to another region within this country brings us much satisfaction of what our charitable organisation holds as one of its visions – the extending the tentacles of our benevolent operations beyond Greater Accra Region,” she said.
The President of the BoGLadies called on the management of the hospital to take good care of the items donated and exhibit a high level of maintenance culture to enable it to serve more people in and beyond the region.
Ms Adjimah expressed gratitude to the Governor of BoG, Dr Ernest Addison, and his deputies as well as all the ladies who constitute the BoGLadies for the joy and eagerness with which they received and approved of the benevolent initiative and subsequently contributing their quota making it a reality.
Mr Victor Akakpo, the Volta Regional Manager of the BoG noted that, the donation was one of the numerous interventions the central bank had done in the Volta, Oti and other regions.
Mr Akakpo said other corporate social responsibilities (CSRs) of the bank in the Hohoe Municipality included the donation of equipment to the Eye Clinic of the Regional Hospital and the Physiotherapy Unit of the Hospital as well as the donation of computer tables to the Hohoe Midwifery Training School.
He said others included the construction of a six-unit water closet for the Volta School for the Deaf and a pavilion for Alavanyo Senior High Technical School; the repair of the old ambulance and the construction of 20-modern toilet facilities at Gbi Bla, a suburb of Hohoe.
The Head of Administration of the Volta Regional Hospital, said the hospital had done all it could to improve on maternal and child health services in the Hospital.
Mr Torkornoo observed that looking at the number of pregnant women that came to the facility from antenatal care (ANC) through to delivery, there was the need to focus more on mothers and children since children were the future leaders.
He expressed gratitude to BoGLadies for the donation, adding that the hospital acknowledged the tremendous support BoG had given the hospital over the years.