A GROUP of Indigenes of Badu in the Tain district of the Brong Ahafo region have donated clinical equipment to the Badu Community Health Center at a short ceremony.
The donors including Dr. Albert Ahenkan of the University of Ghana and Victor Nyarko who is domiciled in Belgium said they were motivated to give when they visited the clinic about two years ago and found patients lying on the floor due to lack of beds.
The equipment worth GHÂ¢8,000 included stethoscopes, blood pressure apparatus, delivery sets and tables, weighing scales, lights, autoclaves, examination tables and hospital beds.
Dr. Ahenkan said the equipment was meant to help the health center to provide quality health services to the community and its environs.
He emphasized that the obligation of improving quality health care delivery should not rest only on central and local governments, development partners and NGOs but on all stakeholders.
The group also donated brand new computers to the Badu SDA and Islamic JHS.
Dr. Ahenkan said a society that is ignorant would become the breeding ground for violence and intolerance whilst an educated one would encourage tolerance, peace, justice and understanding.
He said stakeholders needed to help improve all aspects of education by ensuring excellence so that recognized and measurable learning outcomes were achieved by all, especially in ICT programmes.
He advised students to show more interest in ICT education to make them more skillful and competent for the job market. Â
Chairperson for the programme was Nana/Dr. Lucy Acheampong, a lecturer at the Catholic University, Sunyani. Also present were the Omanhene of Badu Traditional Area, Nana Boakye Yiadom II, members of the Ghana Education Service, health staff, the police and representatives of political parties.
Receiving the items, Senior Nursing Officer in-charge of the hospital, Pricilla Ofori Nyantah expressed gratitude to the donors for their support aimed at saving lives.
She said the items had arrived just in time as the hospital previously had no option than to keep both male and female patients in the same ward.
She appealed to government, NGOs, organizations and individuals for support to expand and refurbish health center.
DSP Matthew Asante, a citizen of Badu stationed at Obuose also donated a standby generator worth GHÂ¢2,000 to the clinic.
Â From Eric Bawah, Badu