Load Shedding

The Health Director and Administrator in a pose with staff of the hospital

THE CURRENT load shedding of electricity power has badly affected the Bekwai Municipal Hospital in the Ashanti Region, the hospital administrator, Samuel Dodzi, has said.

According to him, having to rely on generator to keep the hospital running 24 hours because of the swinging power crisis was costing the health facility an average of GH?60,000 a week.

Mr Dodzi made this known at a press briefing to announce to people in the municipality that the hospital had been adjudged the Best District Hospital in the Ashanti Region for the year 2013.

The award was aimed at inspiring the various health professionals to enhance their efficiency and effectiveness at places of work.

The Ministry of Health awarded 133 health facilities across the country for providing quality health care to the citizens, the Bekwai Municipal Director of Health, Letricia Diabene-Aryeh stated.

She added that the areas of concern included the provision of quality services, clean environment for sound health care delivery, good emergency response system, institutional care and quality assurance.

Also in consideration were improved maternal and child health, immunisation and reduction in communicable diseases in which these health institutions operate, the Health Director added.

Mrs Diabene-Aryeh said the awards were provided to deserving institutions in six categories comprising Best Community and Health Planning Services, Best District Health Administration, Best Hospital, Best Reproductive and Child Health Centre, Best District Facility and Best Private Hospital.

?I am happy to inform you that the Bekwai Municipal Hospital was adjudged the Best District Hospital in Ashanti Region for the year 2014,? she announced and commended staff for the distinct hard work.

The Health Director asked the management and staff not to allow complacency to set in their work to always maintain the success.

The Administrator said the facility?s fold management system contributed to winning the award.

He, however, deplored the poor nature of hospital?s theatre and beds for the sick.

From Ernest Kofi Adu, Kumasi

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