In her quest to resolve the challenges facing the health sector in her area, the Member of Parliament (MP) for Prestea Huni-valley Constituency, lawyer Barbara Oteng-Gyasi has donated medical equipment to the Aboso health centre to improve healthcare delivery.
The equipment included, ward and delivery beds, trolleys, oxygen mask and tubes, resuscitation equipment, blood culter holders, infusion stands, catheters, plastic tray and galipots.
Other items included, pillows, surgical gloves and sponge, theatre gowns, bedsheets, ventilation bags, gallons, cotton wools and waste containers.
The donation of the items was made with aid from Mrs Akufo-Addos Rebecca Foundation at a brief ceremony held in Aboso.
Addressing the gathering, Mrs Oteng-Gyasi, said she is hopeful the equipment would go a long way to improve on healthcare delivery at the health centre to ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all constituents to actualize the sustainable development goal 3(SDG).
The MP who also doubles as the minister for tourism, arts and culture touted some projects and social intervention policies she has undertaken to improve the living standards of her constituents, which includes the installation of an incubator and expansion of the children’s ward at the Prestea government hospital, construction of CHPS compound at Insu-siding and Beppo-Ehyireso
Other interventions include; free health screening, free registration and renewal of health insurance cards and the introduction of the Obaapa Micro Loan Scheme which seeks to extend small loans and other basic financial assistance to women that do not have access to capital.
She revealed that government through GIHOC will soon begin the operation of the once vibrant company, Aboso Glass factory to manufacture and supply bottles for the beverage industry, this she believes will provide employment for the teeming youth in the area.
The minister added: While much more needs to be done to improve the lives of people in the area, the government have overseen real progress in recent years, for example, the introduction of Nation Builders Corps (NABCO) which prioritized the employment of the youthful population.”
She said, government is putting farmers at heart by reducing the cost of fertilizers, providing free mass spraying, introduction of Planting for Food and Jobs (PFJ) and distribution of palm seedlings to be cultivated to serve as raw materials for the Oil Palm factory earmarked for construction at Prestea under governments flagship program One District One Factory (1D1F).
Mr Edmund Tetteh, physician assistant receiving the items on behalf of the health centre commended the MP for the donation adding it will go a long way to help improve quality health care at the centre.
He assured the MP that, the equipment would be put to good use for the full benefit of all involved.