The Wa Municipal Hospital’s Maternity Unit is facing a severe shortage of wheelchairs and bed sheets, according to the midwife in charge, Fostina Mwini.
She said that the lack of wheelchairs makes it hard to move patients who need surgery from the ward to the theater. She revealed this situation when the Upper West Region’s Chapter of the Ghana Bar Association (GBA) visited the unit and donated sanitary pads, diapers, and detergents to mark Mother’s Day.
The GBA was led by its Chairman, Ubeidu Bin Sidik. The midwife in charge also complained about the scarcity of drip stands and curtains in the unit. “We have no bed sheets to make this place look nice for you. We also have no drip stands, so we hang the drips on windows to treat our patients,” she said.
She appealed to the government and other well-wishers to support the hospital with these items. She also thanked the GBA for their donation and said it would help a lot in managing the patients. “Sometimes, there is blood everywhere on the bed sheet and floor.
Some patients don’t have sanitary pads and we struggle to stop the bleeding. But with your donation, we can help those who don’t have sanitary pads,” she added. Mr Sidik, who presented the items on behalf of GBA, said they came to the unit for two reasons.
One was to touch the lives of mothers, the needy, and the poor with their modest donations. The other was to appreciate the work of the midwives and nurses in the unit. He acknowledged the importance of mothers and said that the association decided last year to do something special for them every Mother’s Day.
He also encouraged the midwives to do more for their patients and assured them of GBA’s prayers and support. He also asked them to contact the association if they have any specific problems that they can help with