Parliamentary Candidate (PC) of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) for Talensi Constituency in the Upper East Region, Thomas Duanab Wuni, has donated assorted items to the Gorogo Health Center laboratory to improve healthcare delivery at the facility.
The items donated included, a hematology machine, a fetal doppler, solar lighting system and disinfectants. The rest were boxes of gloves and hand sanitizers.
Hitherto the donation, rapidly analyzing blood specimen at the facility was challenging due to the nonexistence of modern technology.
The Gorogo health center was built without a laboratory. However, the community members through self-initiative were able to mobilize towards the building of a laboratory; and subsequently made appeals for support to equip the facility.
Speaking at a brief handing over ceremony at the Gorogo Chief’s palace, Mr. Duanab indicated that the gesture formed part of his support to improve upon the health condition of the people of Talensi whom he hopes to serve as Member of Parliament (MP).
He observed that “It is good to have a laboratory that can do the basic things. If you don’t have your parameters right and they start treatment on suspicion, they may end up hamming you seriously. I think that most of our clinics and CHPS compounds should have laboratories attached to them for basic test.”
He continued that “I love to set pace and all that I do is from the bottom of my heart. I really don’t worry myself so much about rewards but I know for sure that what I am doing is impacting lives. And, if any community builds a laboratory to help themselves, I would set myself out to find other things to support them in the laboratory.”
A Midwife at the facility, Sarah Atuah, who was full of joy for the gesture, thanked the NPP parliamentary candidate for the support.
Narrating her experience at the facility, she said “Anytime the light goes off, I use my phone light and imagine attending to a pregnant woman at night and the light goes out. Sometimes we prick ourselves. So, the solar lighting will go a long way to improve health delivery. We’ve been using the manual way to attend to our pregnant women but with the fetal doppler, we can detect the fetal heart of the baby even at 4 months of the pregnancy.”
The Chief of Gorogo, Tebabug Kusuhi-Zore also thanked the parliamentary candidate saying his continuous support to the development of the area was enormous.
The chief went on to wish him well in the coming elections.
Source: A1radioonline.com|101.1MHZ|Joshua Asaah|Ghana