St. Joseph Catholic Hospital in the Nkwanta South Municipality in the Oti Region has received an installation of a Medical Oxygen gas pipeline system as part of measures to improve the quality of healthcare services.
The installation was made possible by the Clinton Health Access Initiative (CHAI) to alleviate the lack of oxygen delivery to the hospital’s various wards.
The Oti Regional Health Director, Dr. Afreh Kufuor, remarked that oxygen remained to be a vital medication in the delivery of healthcare to the people and that it had become imperative to have a pipeline system established in an interview with Adom News.
He said that occasionally lives are lost as a result of the delay in supplying oxygen to the patient wards.
The funding would significantly enhance the quality of healthcare services in the region, the regional health director praised Clinton Health Access Initiative (CHAI) for it.
Senior Reverend Anastasia Acheamaa Okyere, the administrator of St. Joseph Catholic Hospital, also thanked the sponsors.
The hospital’s medical director, Ebenezer Forson, expressed his gratitude and noted that having oxygen on hand will help with the healing process.
The operating room, the labor ward, the theater, the emergency room, and the children’s ward were among the sectors that benefited from the new facility, he said.