The Moderator of the General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church of Ghana, the Rt. Rev. Prof. Joseph Obiri Yeboah Mante has paid a visit to some health facilities of the Presbyterian Church of Ghana to acquaint himself with the activities of the facilities.
At the Dormaa Presbyterian Hospital in the Brong Ahafo Presbytery of the PCG, the Moderator was taken round the facility by the General Manager of the Brong Ahafo Area Health Services and Manager of the Hospital, Rev Dr Isaac Appiah.
The Moderator undertook a tour of the Pediatric Ward and commended the physician in charge, Dr Adomaa Dwomoh Fokuo and commended her for her selfless sacrifice to the people who visit the facility
The Dormaa Presbyterian Hospital serves patients from Ghana, Burkina Faso and Ivory Coast. The pediatric in charge said the biggest challenge of the ward was to get a Pediatric Ambulance to serve the needs of the patients as they have to use commercial vehicles to convey them to and from the Hospital
At the Kwahu Praso Health Centre, The Moderator charged health Institutions to make cleanliness their hallmark.
The Moderator on his visit inspected the wards and facilities of the Health Centre. He also interacted with the staff in a mini durbar and charged them to see their work as a ministry. He promised to present the facility with a new delivery bed for the Maternity Ward before the end of the year.
The physician Assistant in charge, Mr. Francis Kumah expressed his appreciation for the visit
The Moderator visited the place in the company of the his Personal Assistant, Rev William Ameka, The Director of Development and Social Services, Rev Daniel E. K. Asante, the National Health Coordinator, Mr. Samuel Sarpong Appiah and the General Manager of Asante Akyem Health Services, Mr. Alex N. Kesse.
Abetifi Presbyterian Health Centre
At Abetifi Presbyterian Health Centre the Moderator charged the Kwahu Presbytery to begin to dream about transforming the facility into a modern and befitting health centre.
One major challenge facing the facility which serves over ten thousand people in Abetifi and its surrounding communities is electrical.
The Physician Assistant in charge numerated other challenges facing the facility such as defective laboratory and residential facility for staff who are on call.
The Moderator commended the staff for being innovative in creating what they called a pool of “Emergency Drivers” who are called when there is the need to transport cases to the major hospitals.
Presbyterian Health Technical Unit at Konongo
The Moderator also visited the Technical Unit of the Presbyterian Health Services at Konongo. The Presbyterian Technical Unit based is in charge of servicing the machines in the various Presbyterian Hospitals and Clinics across the country.
The services of the technical unit also extends to servicing machines of other Private, Public and Mission Hospitals.
The Unit which in the early years was resourced by German volunteers is now fully under the management of Ghanaians. The Unit is staff by three technical members and two administrative staff.
The Head of the Unit, Mr. Joseph Hammond took the Moderator and his entourage round their facility. They also took the Moderator to a house under construction which will be used for offices and residential facilities for staff.
Agogo Presbyterian Hospital
At the Agogo Presbyterian Hospital, the Rt. Rev Prof J. O. Y. Mante paid glowing tribute to the Management and Staff of the hospital for the work they were doing to serve the surrounding communities.
The Agogo Hospital which is very famous for conditions of the eye was established by the Presbyterian Church of Ghana as part of its social witness.
Briefing the Moderator on the activities of the hospital, the Chief administrator and Asante Akyem area health manager, Mr. Alex Kesse said the hospital was the second largest in the Ashanti Region, second only to the Okomfo Anokye hospital.
The Moderator the staff, the Moderator encouraged them to continue the good work they are doing .He charged them to see their work as a ministry
The Moderator inspected the wards and the places of convenience in all the Hospital and commended them for the overall cleanliness of these places. In one of the laboratories, he made a personal donation to get one of the storage fridges painted.
At the Pediatric Ward, the Moderator made personal donations for the lightening system to be fixed.
The final stop of the Moderator was at the Nurses Training College where he had brief interactions with the Tutors.