2 Decade old wheelchair at International Health Care Centre replaced

BY: Jemima Achivors
2 Decade old wheelchair at International Health Care Centre replaced
2 Decade old wheelchair at International Health Care Centre replaced

The International Health Care Centre (IHCC) in Accra has taken delivery of a wheelchair to replace the only two-decade-old wheelchair being used at the facility.

The donation made by Proactive Ghana, a non-governmental organisation (NGO), was to assist the centre in the delivery of quality health services to its clients and the public.

Proactive Ghana donated the mobility equipment as part of similar donations being made by the organisation to several other health centres across the country.

The Executive Director of Proactive Ghana, Mr Theophilus Dzimega Jnr, told the Daily Graphic that the organisation's gesture was the second of its kind at the IHCC which was run by the West Africa AIDS Foundation (WAAF).

He said during the first visit, it was realised that the facility lacked a wheelchair and, therefore, decided to donate to the centre.

"One of the projects that we are embarking on is to donate wheelchairs to a number of health facilities in the country and we decided to start with the IHCC,” he said.

Mr Dzimega said the essence of the donation was to aid people who visited the health facility with mobility challenges."

Timely donation

A Senior Nurse at the centre, Ms Guro Sorensen, receiving the item, indicated that the donation could not have come at a better time since the centre was struggling with mobility issues of its patients.

She expressed gratitude to the NGO for coming through for the centre at such a crucial time.

The Acting Chief Executive of IHCC/WAAF, Dr Paul Sowah, expressed gratitude to Proactive Ghana for the support and expressed the hope that the donation would help make a difference in the lives of their clients.

“People are not going to spend energy-carrying clients who are unable to walk. So, it is a good donation and we are happy with it,” he said, and expressed the hope that more wheelchairs would be donated to the facility to augment the existing one.