The Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) has donated essential medical equipment to six health institutions.
The items include ventilators, vital signs monitor, bedside monitors, volumetric pumps, syringe pumps and personal protective equipment such as coveralls, gloves, gowns, and headcovers.
Others are intubation, cannulation, trauma, obstetrics, gynaecological and anatomy model equipment.
The beneficiary institutions are the five teaching hospitals – Ho, Cape, Tamale, Korle-Bu and Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospitals and National Ambulance Service.
At a presentation ceremony in Accra, a Senior Representative of JICA, Ghana Office, Ms Ozawa Maki, hinted that JICA would train health officials of the beneficiary institutions to enhance their capacity to manage, maintain and sustain the equipment.
She added that the equipment would help strengthen Ghana’s health system delivery.
She said JICA would continue to partner with the Ministry of Health to improve health delivery to enable the country to meet the health components of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
On his part, the Deputy Minister for Health, Mr Mahama Asei Seini, said the items would not only help in the emergency response system but would also help build capacity for emergency services in the health sector.
Grace Acheampong, ISD