Two health facilities supported with essential medical equipment

Support for health establishments


Lifenet International, a faith-based non-profit organization, supported two Catholic Church health facilities in the Volta region.

The NGO on Tuesday presented medical equipment, including birthing beds, sterilizers, aspirators and infusion stands, at St. Francis Clinic in Saviefe Agorkpo and St. George Polyclinic in Liati.

Mr. Idris Buabeng, National Director of the Organization, said during the presentation of the items that the donation was aimed at helping institutions improve childbirth and the medical tools would help increase the capacity of institutions, improve surgeries minors and other technical care.

He said filling the gaps in essential medical equipment was part of the aim of the Organization, which had pledged to support facility budgets for medical equipment.

“Institutions would now have the freedom to reallocate this budget to others, including quality management and other critical needs,” the country director noted.

Lifenet International, headquartered in the United States of America, also provides capacity building for healthcare staff in the facilities it supports and has e-learning systems to help them achieve their goal of care. quality health.

The Organization also contributes to ensuring the quality of the management of the facilities and organizes periodic training and monitoring visits for this purpose.

It established its presence in Ghana in 2021 and has since supported 25 health facilities, nine of which are owned by the Catholic Church.

Mr Buabeng said Lifenet plans to reach 96 health centers nationwide within three years.

Hanson Torde, Diocesan Director of Health, praised the Organization for helping the region and said the support has helped maintain the perspective of shared responsibility for health care delivery.

He said both facilities had a commendable performance and the support would help them deliver more to customers and promised the diocese would ensure the equipment was well maintained.

The Diocesan Director of Health appealed to traditional leaders to support the health workers assigned to their areas, to help address the lack of professional health personnel in rural areas.

Edwin Keteku, administrator of St. Francis Clinic, a 24-bed facility, said the donation was timely as the cost of providing healthcare has risen due to inflation.

He said that the IGF of inferior health facilities had been constrained as a result, and with this support, the provision of quality health care would be made more affordable and sustainable.

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