Tema Community 3 Livestock Farmers Association has presented 9 automatic beds to the Manhean Polyclinic.
The beds which valued 18,600 cedis was to help improve their health delivery and also reduce the no bed syndrome which is currently affecting not only the Manhean Polyclinic, but the nation at large.
Mr. Akwesi Amankwah, Chairman of the Tema Community 3 Livestock Farmers Association, presenting the beds to the management of the hospital said the donation formed part of the association’s first anniversary celebration.
Aside that they also observed the health facility is in dire need of support, hence contributed in their own small way to support the health facility.
Aside the donation the association also organized health screening for residents, dewormed over 300 children, and organized clean up exercise in Tema Community site B and Sakumo beach respectively.
Mr. Amankwah noted the no bed syndrome, among other challenges is affecting health delivery, and appealed to the general public to come to their aid.
Head of Nursing, Madam Efia Sewaa Attah-Mensah expressed her deep appreciation to the Community Three Livestock Farmers Association for their kind gesture, and called on other associations and organizations to emulate them and also come to their aid.
According to her, the facility established since General Acheampong era saw no renovation and expansion works, and called on the general public to assist in upgrading and expanding the facility to improve health delivery.
Meanwhile the Principal Pharmacist, Nii Armah Larmie in an interview with the B&FT disclosed the health facility is the only facility serving the densely populated Tema MANHEAN and surrounding communities, is confronted with numerous challenges which needs critical attention in order to improve health delivery in the facility.
Pointing to infrastructure, equipment and human resource are the major challenges hindering health delivery in the facility.
He said their main store room is not functioning with different creatures walking in, does not befit the status of the facility and therefore need to construct a new one, their recovery room accommodate male, female and children respectively, which need separate structures.
Mr. Armah Larmie however indicated in adequate staff and equipment at the laboratory is also another challenges, saying “”the community have over 100, 000 population with over 200 patients visiting the hospital daily, we need a lot of equipment so that we can provide the services, we want to provide”.