Effia Nkwanta to setup Intensive Care Unit, as donation for Ventilators rises
The Western Region’s referral health center; Effia Nkwanta Regional Hospital is determined to set up an Intensive Care Unit, as donations for the procurement of ventilators inches up each passing moment.
Management of the hospital has initiated a fund raising scheme to procure ventilators to enhance health delivery. It is estimated that a unit [ventilator] will cost the facility $28,000.00.
Currently the hospital is without a single ventilator, a situation given the COVID 19 pandemic, has been described as ‘threatening’.
Responding to the request by the hospital, JUSTMOH Construction Limited, a leading indigenous Ghanaian construction company based in Takoradi, has donated a twenty thousand Ghana Cedi cheque (GHC20,000.00) to management of the facility.
Financial Director of Justmoh Construction Limited Stephen Owusu who made the donation on behalf of the company, justified that ‘it is the wisest decision any corporate citizen can do in these difficult times”
“We heard their call for aid in procuring ventilators, and so we decided to make this donation of GH20,000 into that fund to support the process” he noted.
Medical Director for Effia Nkwanta Regional Hospital, Dr. Joseph Tambir was very appreciative of the gesture. He acknowledged that the ventilators will give them a major boost in saving lives, especially in this COVID 19 outbreak.
“These are very hard times and these are the times the hospitals need the most support. We pray that these measures work so that we don’t get cases around… but in the case of a failure of these interventions, we want to be sure that we are ready in case of any patient coming around. And that is why we are trying to put together some funds to purchase some ventilators. We’ve learnt from cases around the world that ventilators are the most essential to help save lives” he said.
He disclosed that management has decided to setup an intensive care unit, where these ventilators could be installed and used in emergent situations.
“…and even if we don’t get any cases that we will need the ventilators, we will still use these ventilators to set up an intensive care unit that could be for the region and beyond” Dr. Tambir emphasized.
He took the opportunity to encourage other organisations in the metropolis to emulate the gesture.
“We are grateful that JUSTMOH came to our support in that regard. We will also ensure that these funds are kept and used for the purpose for which you have donated. We also want to encourage other companies in and around Sekondi Takoradi to also support this cause” he stated.