The theatre bed at the Kwesimintsim hospital, located in the Western Region, which collapsed while a surgery was being conducted about a week ago, has been replaced by the Member of Parliament (MP) for Kwesimintsim, Dr Prince Hamid Armah.
Presenting the bed to the staff of the hospital on behalf of the MP, Abdullai Hakim Buhari Osman, a member of ‘Prince Hamid Armah Foundation’ explained that about a week ago the hospital administrator called the MP to inform him about the unfortunate incident.
“It was an emergency case so the MP asked us to follow up. When we got to the hospital, we realised the situation needed to be dealt with immediately”.
“So we sent him pictures of the broken bed to the MP in Accra and he later called to inform me that he has procured a new surgical bed and so we came to do the presentation on behalf of the MP”, he said at the brief ceremony.
He stressed that the current Kwesimintsim MP is someone who likes giving back to the society adding “So I am not surprised of his quick response and I know more good things are yet to come”.
Receiving the operating bed on behalf of the health facility, Dr Simon Osei Frimpong, Medical Superintendent of the hospital praised the MP for the kind gesture.
“When we placed the request after the incident, we were not sure the MP would really help. But true to his word, he has fulfilled his promise. We are saying thank you very much to the Kwesimintsim MP”, he added.
He revealed that apart from the Effia-Nkwanta Regional Hospital in Sekondi, the health facility does lots of surgeries and that when the theatre bed collapsed, the facility could not perform the number of surgeries it was supposed to do.
“But now that the bed has been replaced, I am very sure we are going to resume our active surgery work to help the surrounding communities”, he pointed out.
From Emmanuel Opoku, Takoradi
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