The Chinese government has donated medical equipment worth over 150,000 US dollars to Ghana’s Ledzokuku-Krowor Municipal (LEKMA) Hospital to augment the stock of equipment the hospital, also known as China-Ghana Friendship Hospital, uses in its healthcare delivery.
Chai Zhijing, the Economic and Commercial Counselor of the Chinese Embassy in Ghana, who oversaw the official handing over on Monday, 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, had attended to nearly 100,000 patients in 2016, adding that the equipment would ensure better healthcare 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,” he noted.
The equipment includes delivery beds, wheelchairs, anesthetic machines, gynecological surgery instruments and electronic baby scales, among numerous others.
The 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.
Source: NAM NEWS NETWORK