The Bank of Ghana Ladies Association (BoG Ladies) has donated medical equipment and accessories to the Volta Regional Hospital at Hohoe to enhance quality health care delivery.

The items which include a new Mindray DC 30 Ultrasound Scanner, Bank of Ghana branded bed sheets, papers for printing, gels and patient monitor, were donated in a short ceremony in Hohoe.

Speaking at the ceremony, the President of BoG Ladies, Ivy Adjimah said, “The call on us for an ultrasound scan machine was to us an emotional appeal and a life-saving necessity that required an urgent provision, given the importance of the machine, especially its assistance with diagnosis, and consequently, the existing clinical deficiency due to its unavailability”.

BoG Ladies Association donates to Volta Regional Hospital at Hohoe

She stressed that “sincerely, I must confess that we are so much delighted for being able to redeem our pledge by providing for the Municipal Hospital a new Mindray DC 30 Ultrasound Scanner for its healthcare delivery services. Beyond the machine being used for obstetrics and gynecological ultrasound scan, it can also be used for Elastrography scan, and Doppler scan.”

She pointed out that “it can also be used to examine heart and nearby blood vessels. I am so much elated to also inform you that, in addition to the ultrasound machine, we are also donating Patient Monitor which measures, records, distribute, and displays biometric values such as heart rates, SP02, blood pressure, temperature and more”.

“It may interest you to know that our ability of reaching out to another region within this country brings us much satisfaction of what our charitable organisation holds as one of its visions. That is, extending the tentacles of our benevolent operations beyond Greater Accra Region”, she added.

Ms. Adjimah called on the management of the hospital to take good care of the items donated and exhibit a high level of maintenance culture, so it could serve more people in and beyond the Region.

She expressed gratitude to the Governor and the Deputy Governors of the Bank of Ghana, as well as all the ladies who constitute BoG Ladies for the joy and eagerness with which they received and approved of the benevolent initiative and subsequently contributed their quota cheerfully and bounteously towards the purchase of the items.

Victor Akakpo, the Volta Regional Manager of the Bank of Ghana noted that, the donation from BoG Ladies was one of the numerous interventions the Bank of Ghana had done in the Volta, Oti and other regions of the country.

He said some CSRs of the Bank in the Hohoe Municipality were the donation of equipment to the Eye Clinic of the Regional Hospital, equipment to the Physiotherapy Unit of the Hospital and donation of computer tables to the Hohoe Midwifery Training School.

Others include the construction of a 6-unit water closet for the Volta School for the Deaf, construction of pavilion for Alavanyo Senior High Technical School, repair of the old ambulance and the construction of 20 modern toilet facilities at Gbi Bla, a suburb of Hohoe.

Mr. Akakpo said the scanner donated had an “iclear spectacle reduction imaging technology” capable of reducing the image speckle noise and had a clearer and shaper lesion contour which could give a clear picture of soft tissues that do not show up well on x-ray images.

He noted that the scanner was one of the preferred imaging modalities for the diagnosis and monitoring of pregnant women and their unborn babies that provides real-time imaging.

Mr. Akakpo said the Bank of Ghana was very much concerned about the health of staff and the general public as a whole and would be grateful if proper care and good maintenance culture was adopted to keep the machine in a good working condition to help the Hospital continue to deliver quality health care in the Municipality and beyond.

Charles Torkornoo, Head of Administration of the Volta Regional Hospital, on behalf of the Medical Superintendent, said the Hospital had done all it could to improve on maternal and child health services in the Hospital.

He noted that looking at the number of pregnant women that came to the facility from antenatal care (ANC) through to delivery, there was the need to focus more on mothers and children since children were the future leaders.

Mr. Torkornoo expressed gratitude to BoG Ladies for the donation, adding that the Hospital acknowledged the tremendous support the Bank of Ghana had given the Hospital over the years.

He said the machine had come at the right time and would play a critical role in ensuring health care delivery especially when the OPD attendance of the Hospital keeps increasing with the ANC attendance, recording significant figures.

Mama Dzitri II, Vice President of the Hohoe Municipal Council of Queens, said the donation came at the right time and said this would ensure that women had quality healthcare while calling on management of the hospital to take good care of the items.

The President of BoG Ladies, Ivy Adjimah was accompanied by Josephine Ofori Teiko, Secretary; Audrey C. N. D. Agyekum, Assistant Secretary; Florence Afedu- Koomson, Assistant Treasurer; Sarah Panford, Organising Secretary and Alice Aboagye, Assistant Organizing Secretary.