Anastasia Yirenkyi (3rd R), director for alternative and traditional medicine at the Ministry of Health, and Dong Jingqing (4th L), captain of the 6th cohort of the Chinese medical outreach team in Ghana, attend the ceremony in Accra, Ghana, March 13, 2017. The Chinese government on Monday donated medical equipment worth over 150,000 U.S. dollars to Ghana's Ledzokuku-Krowor Municipal (LEKMA) Hospital. (Xinhua/Shi Song)(gj)
Anastasia Yirenkyi (3rd R), director for alternative and traditional medicine at the Ministry of Health, and Dong Jingqing (4th L), captain of the 6th cohort of the Chinese medical outreach team in Ghana, attend the ceremony in Accra, Ghana, March 13, 2017. The Chinese government on Monday donated medical equipment worth over 150,000 U.S. dollars to Ghana's Ledzokuku-Krowor Municipal (LEKMA) Hospital. (Xinhua/Shi Song)(gj)

The Chinese government on Monday donated medical equipment worth over 150,000 U.S. dollars to Ghana’s Ledzokuku-Krowor Municipal (LEKMA) Hospital.

Anastasia Yirenkyi (3rd R), director for alternative and traditional medicine at the Ministry of Health, and Dong Jingqing (4th L), captain of the 6th cohort of the Chinese medical outreach team in Ghana, attend the ceremony in Accra, Ghana, March 13, 2017. The Chinese government on Monday donated medical equipment worth over 150,000 U.S. dollars to Ghana's Ledzokuku-Krowor Municipal (LEKMA) Hospital. (Xinhua/Shi Song)(gj)
Anastasia Yirenkyi (3rd R), director for alternative and traditional medicine at the Ministry of Health, and Dong Jingqing (4th L), captain of the 6th cohort of the Chinese medical outreach team in Ghana, attend the ceremony in Accra, Ghana, March 13, 2017. The Chinese government on Monday donated medical equipment worth over 150,000 U.S. dollars to Ghana’s Ledzokuku-Krowor Municipal (LEKMA) Hospital. (Xinhua/Shi Song)(gj)
The donation is meant to augment the stock of equipment the hospital, also known as China-Ghana Friendship Hospital, uses in its health care delivery.

Chai Zhijing, Economic and Commercial Counselor of the Chinese Embassy in Ghana who oversaw the official handing over, described the friendly relations between China and Ghana as being fruitful and beneficial to both sides.

Chai said he was delighted at the news that the hospital built by the Chinese government in 2010 attended to nearly 100,000 patients in 2016, adding that the equipment would ensure better health care delivery to Ghanaians.

“It is impressive that the hospital received nearly 100,000 patients last year. This demonstrates that the decision to build the hospital here was a very good one and will help bring quality health care to the people,” the counselor noted.

The equipment includes delivery beds, wheel chairs, anesthetic machines, gynecological surgery instruments and electronic baby scales, among numerous others.

Director for Alternative and Traditional Medicine at the Ministry of Health, Anastasia Yirenkyi, lauded the Chinese government for its support to the government of Ghana over the years in the field of medical service delivery.

Beside the LEKMA Hospital, the Chinese government also supports Korle-Bu Teaching Hospital, the country’s foremost teaching hospital, as well as offering surgical services to more than 200 patients with cardio-vascular diseases at the Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital in Kumasi.

Yirenkyi described the work of the various medical teams as highly professional and highly beneficial to Ghanaians.

Dong Jingqing, Captain of the 6th cohort of the Chinese medical outreach team in Ghana, who presented the items, pledged on behalf of his colleagues in the sixth medical team to work diligently to deliver quality health care to Ghanaians.

“I swear on behalf of the sixth medical team to follow the footprints of the previous Chinese medical teams to high quality service and medical care to the people of Ghana so that the friendship between China and Ghana will grow from generation to generation,” Dong said. Enditem

Source: Justice Lee Adoboe, Xinhua/NewsGhana.com.gh

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