The Berekum Holy Family Hospital, one of the Christian hospitals serving over 100,000 people in the Bono region has no X-ray machine to serve its clients.
The current X-ray machine at the hospital is faulty for some time now.
Due to this development, the health facility is currently not providing X-ray services, hence referring their clients to neighbouring facilities for their X-ray services before they can receive treatment.
Speaking in an interview with 24NEWS.NEWS, the Administrator of the hospital, Rev. Sister Reena V. John, stated that this is hampering the delivery of quality health service at the hospital.
According to her, the faulty machine has been used for the past 10 years to support health challenges in all these years.
She emphasized that they have tried repairing it but some of the parts broken down cannot be acquired in the country unless outside which is beyond the hospital financial strength.
She explained that attempts have been made to replaced it with a brand new but the hospital cannot bear cost involving.
Rev. Reena V. John appealed to other organizations such as Berekunmman Citizens Association, other philanthropic agencies and stakeholders to come to the aid of the hospital to procure a digital x-ray machine.
She also pleaded to the public to help them acquire a phototherapy machine to care for the newborn babies, saying that children are the future leaders of this country hence ”we should assist in their care at all the times.”
The Human Resources Manager of the Hospital, Mr. Peter Queque, also added that Holy Family Hospital is doing its best to serve its clients.
He disclosed that the hospital has introduced E-folder to monitor clients’ folders, which has reduced the rate at which patients queue for treatment.
BY RICHARD ADU MANU/24NEWS.NEWS/GHANA
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