Keta (VR), April 8, GNA – The Duamenefa Foundation, a non-governmental organisation promoting peaceful coexistence, has donated medical supplies and other items to two wards of the Keta Municipal Hospital.
The items included a nebuliser, suction machine, hand-held pulse oximeter, fetal doppler, a 10L portable oxygen cylinder with a regulator, a glucose monitoring system with strips for the Children’s Ward.
The Male Ward received an adult scale and four ceiling fans.
Mr. Emmanuel Ketaman Evortepe, the Executive President of the Foundation, in a speech read on his behalf, said it was a decision between him and his cousin, Dr. David Kotei Nutakor, a geo technical engineer based in the USA, adopted the Children’s Ward in memory of his late parents, Leonard Besa Gbede Nutakor and Sabina Atsemuyo Evortepe, to show “care and concern to the place where we were birthed”. Dr. David has a heart to support the children and his action motivated the Duamenefa Foundation to adopt the Male Ward.
This is the seventh time the Foundation has donated to the two wards. The cost of items donated since February 2020, amounted to Gh¢52,494.00.
These included a plasma television with satellite hookup, complete painting of Children’s ward inside and out, curtains, student mattresses, floor mats, tricycles, hand dryers, double-head stethoscopes, infrared thermometers and rolling medicine tray tables…
Mr. Evortepe acknowledged the contributions of the Foundation’s International Director of Operations, the Board members and the staff of the Keta Municipal Hospital among others for making Keta Hospital the best in the Volta Region.
He expressed the hope that the cordial relations between the Foundation and the Hospital would be sustained to ensure effective healthcare delivery.
Dr. Kofi K. Bonsu, the Medical Director of the Hospital, expressed appreciation to Dr. David Nutakor and the Duamenefa Foundation for its great initiative.
Mr. Farouk Iddrisu, the Hospital Administrator, assured that the items would be put to good use to improve the quality of services.
“…For some times now we’ve not had a suction machine. These are things we need to operate well,” Ms. Sarah Mensah, Nurse in charge of the Children’s Ward told the Ghana News Agency.
by Ewoenam Kpodo