A Ghanaian medical doctor in the United States of America (USA) has presented medical supplies worth several thousands of dollars to the Intensive Care Unit of the Paediatric Unit of the Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital in Kumasi.
The items are to support the unit in its effort to ensure effective healthcare delivery.
Making the presentation, Dr Mrs Bernice Darko Adu-Gyamfi said as a daughter of a midwife who saw her mother help vulnerable people to be delivered of their babies, she had always been touched by the plight of children.
The donation was, therefore, her way of showing concern for children at the Paediatric Unit and put smiles on the faces of the children and their parents.
She said the items were donations from her hospital, Kelsey-Seybold Clinic in Houston, Texas.
The items donated included spinal needles, syringes, hand gloves, IV kits, oxygen masks and alcohol peroxides.
The Principal Nursing Officer in charge of the unit, Mrs Angelina Opoku-Adusei, on behalf of the unit, thanked the philanthropist for her gesture and assured her that the items would be put to good use.
She said the items would greatly help in service delivery at the unit and would bring a big relief to the children.
The main challenges facing the unit, according to her, were lack of space and the inability of the patients to pay their bills.
She said the ICU of the Paediatric Unit was just one room which could not admit more than four children.
She said the doctors had to attend to some of the patients at the reception or in the corridors of the unit, a situation which did not augur well for the unit and the children.
She said she was hopeful that the Mother and Baby Unit currently under construction would be completed on time so that more space could be allocated to the unit.