Member of Parliament for the Kumbugu Constituency, Ras Mubarak, has donated some medical kits to the King’s Village Medical Center (KMC) at Bontanga.
The MP made the donation when he accompanied, a Germany based Physiotherapist, Kai Uwe Aescht to visit some seven health facilities in the area, to ascertain the inadequate medical equipment challenges in the area in order to provide support to help address those challenges.
The kits included Kids stocking as well as adult waist braces. Ras Mubarak said residents within Kumbungu were predominantly farmers and stressed the need for them to get access to quality healthcare delivery to enable them undertake their farming activities.
He appealed to stakeholders in health, NGOs and development partners to help with resources to improve the healthcare system in the country and assured residents of the provision of basic social amenities to improve their living conditions.
Some health facilities in the area were mostly in deplorable conditions, with inadequate bed facilities, frequent and unstable power outages, as well as the absence of essential medical equipment posing threat to effective health delivery.
Medical Superintendent of King’s Village Medical Center, Dr Apungu Wenceflaus Bamzuri, who received the kits said the constant infant mortalities and premature deaths were attributable to lack of radiators and incubators at the facility, hampering efficient discharge of duties, compelling the facility to refer such cases to the Tamale Teaching Hospital (TTH).
Dr Bamzuri appealed to the MP and his German friend as well as the public to support the facility to acquire an Anaesthetic machine to be able to carry out general surgeries at the Centre to ensure quality healthcare delivery.