The Turkish Embassy has donated medical equipment worth GH¢35,000 to the Gushiegu District Hospital in the Northern Region.
The equipment included two photo-therapy machines, glucometers (one touch), three oxygen concentrators and vacuum extractors.
At a presentation ceremony in Accra, the Turkish Ambassador to Ghana, Mrs Nesrin Bayazit, explained that the equipment was to support and promote quality healthcare at the hospital, which is in one of the deprived districts in the country.
She expressed the hope that the equipment would be used to save lives.
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She said apart from the equipment, the embassy had also provided medical training for some Ghanaian doctors as part of efforts to strengthen the long-standing relations between the two countries.
The Medical Superintendent of the Gushiegu District Hospital, Dr Shahadu Shembila Sayibu, expressed appreciation to the government and the people of Turkey for their intervention.
According to him, one of the major challenges facing the hospital was the unavailability of oxygen concentrators, for which reason “we had to sometimes drive three hours to the Tamale Teaching Hospital to access them or drive all the way to Kumasi”.
Dr Sayibu pledged to put the equipment to judicious use and entreated individuals and benevolent organisations to support the hospital.