Rechargeable lamps used for operations at Mother and Child hospital

The Mother and Child Hospital at Kasoa in the Awutu Senya East Municipality in the Central Region is in dire need of infrastructure and equipment to better serve patients who use the facility.

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Doctors and nurses at the health facility resort to the use of mobile phones and rechargeable lamps for deliveries and operations during power outages.

The critical needs at the hospital include oxygen cylinders and generators.

The 85-bed capacity public Hospital currently has 10 adult and 20 children beds.

Dr. David Mekano, the Medical Superintendent of the Hospital said the management of the hospital has written to the Ghana Health Service for help but is yet to get a response.

Speaking on Accra-based Starr FM, he said "We haven’t lost lives that are directly related to power outputs but we are a hospital and we will lose some lives. We have written to the Ghana Health Service about the generator. They've come to do an assessment but we're hopeful they'll bring it."

According to him, the hospital receives about "about 100 to 200 people coming in but on average, we get about 150 people" a daily.

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