Tema Mayor presenting the items to Dr. Sally Quartey
Tema Metropolitan Assembly (TMA) has supported six health facilities in the metropolis as part of government’s intervention to improve health care delivery in the metropolis.
Health facilities such as Tema General Hospital, TMA Maternity Clinic, Tema Manhean Polyclinic, Narh-Bita Hospital, Raphal Medical Centre and the Port Medical Centre were provided with delivery beds, hospital beds, cabinet, mattresses, and baby’s colt, among others.
Presenting the items at a brief ceremony to the Tema Metro Health Directorate for onward distribution to the beneficiary health institutions, the Tema Metropolitan Chief Executive (MCE), Felix Mensah Nii Annang-La, indicated that the presentation of hospital beds and other medical equipment is further evidence of President Akufo-Addo’s commitment to supporting hospitals in the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic in the country.
According to him, this will help reduce the challenges of ‘no bed syndrome’ in some health facilities in the metropolis.
Tema Metropolitan Director of Health Services, Mrs. Sally Quartey, who received the items, intimated that the equipment is going to help them in their health care service delivery.
According to her, “in fact these items are going to be very beneficial to us because they did not give it to only public hospitals but they also gave some to private hospitals to mitigate the challenges some of them are facing.
“We’ll reserve some of the items to increase the capacity at the COVID-19 isolation centres,” she said.
Touching on the state of COVID-19 situation in Tema, Dr. Sally said the number of infections keeps rising and therefore urged Tema residents to continue to strictly observe the COVID-19 safety protocols to contain the situation.
From Vincent Kubi, Tema