|Chinese Medical Team Donates To Korle Bu Hospital|
|Wednesday, 08 August 2012 12:42|
A Medical team from china which has worked at the Korle Bu Teaching Hospital (KBTH) for more than seven months has donated assorted medical equipment worth $300,000 to the hospital.
The equipment included an ultrasound system, a set of echocardiography, ventilator, a set of gastro fiberscope, two sets of colon fiberscope and two set of cold light source.
The rest were 20 bottles of coupling agent, a set of peritoneoscope, eight set s of insight monitors, ultrasonic atomisation, three sets of syringe pump, 20 pieces of cold light source bulb and a set of TCD.
They would be distributed to the departments of medicine, pediatrics, Anesthesia and the General Surgery Unit of the hospital.
The medical team is the second batch of Chinese medical experts to work at the hospital.
Presenting the items, a cardiologist and member of the China medical team, Prof. Lin Chunying, said the team believed that the equipment would go a long way to help improve healthcare delivery at the various department of the hospital.
An Economic and commercial counselor of the Chinese Embassy in Ghana, Mr Gao Wenzhi, stated that the equipment would help improve the conditions and technological infrastructure at the hospital.
He said as part of the eight measures proposed at the Beijing Summit under China-Africa Cooperation, a number of medical teams had been dispatched to many different African countries by the Chinese government.
He stated that China would adhere to the philosophy and principle of equality and mutual benefit to restructure and upgrade bilateral trade and economic cooperation, strengthen the bond, and broaden the basis of shared interests with Ghana.
Mr Wenzhi expressed optimism that with the deeper cooperation between the two countries, healthcare conditions in Ghana could be highly improved and more Ghanaians could benefit from that.
Receiving the items, the Chief Director of the Ministry of Health, Mr Sylvester Anemana, thanked the team and Chinese government and its officials for the equipment.
He said Ghana had benefited from the bilateral cooperation between the two countries, especially in the development of the health sector.
The Chief Executive Officer of KBTH, Prof. Otu Nartey also thanked the officials and assured the team that the equipment would be used for its intended purposes, of which setting up a Cardiology Unit at the hospital was part.