Sunyani, July 26, GNA – Dr Bright Asiamah, the Head of the Pediatric Department at the Brong-Ahafo Regional Hospital in Sunyani, has appealed for a separate pediatric emergency unit for children on admission at the facility.
He expressed unhappiness with the current situation at the facility where sick children shared the accident and emergency unit with adults, saying the situation should be changed.
Dr Asiamah said this in an interview with the Ghana News Agency, after the management of the Golden Intellectuals (GIS) Preparatory school at Sunyani, presented food and consumables worth GHC 7,000 to the Pediatric Department of the Hospital.
The items comprise toiletries, beverages, drinks, biscuits, detergent, tooth brushes, recreational items, flat screen television, a satellite decoder, diapers and many others.
Dr Asiamah said a children emergency unit would require ventilators, monitors as well as the installation of modern medical devices and machines that would facilitate the care of sick children brought to the facility.
He said expansion works are needed at the 50-bed capacity unit which had eight incubators for neonatal care as more children are being admitted to the unit.
Dr Jacob Yaw Abebrese, the Medical Director at the Regional Hospital, thanked the school for the donation and called for more support.
He said he was overwhelmed with the gesture saying they would speed up the treatment process of the many children.
Mrs Ranti Adjaku, the Proprietress of the GIS, said the donation is in-line with the 10th anniversary celebration of the school.
She said the donation also served as a means to help inculcate a sense of sharing, giving and morality among the school children.
“We believe that when sick children are happier their recover faster”, she said, and asked the Department to ensure that the items benefited the inmates.