The Minister of Health, Mr Kwaku Agyemang Manu has announced that the Dormaa Presbyterian Hospital would receive a facelift that would be upgrade it into a “small” teaching hospital.
According to him, refurbishment of the hospital would make it a standard for medical school students and graduates to run internships and housemanship programmes.
Mr Agyemang Manu made this disclosure at a Cocktail Party organised by the Ansu Ababio Paediatric Centre (AAPC) of the Dormaa Presbyterian Hospital to solicit support for its Sick Kids Fund.
“During the course of the year, these interns would be announced, some of them would be sent to the AAPC”, the minister said.
Meanwhile, the Paediatrician In-Charge of AAPC, Dr. Adoma Dwomoh-Fokuo has called for an urgent support to enable the neuro developmental clinic procure more equipment and perform more surgeries as it introduces the year of the client initiative to make the centre attractive to children.
Inciting the need for kind-hearted fellows to support AAPC Sick Kids Fund, she said, “in 2013, 50 out of 100 pre-terms died whiles in 2017, seven out of 100 died.”
This she noted, recorded a general improvement adding that for babies of 1-28 days of life in 2016, 18 out of 100 deaths were recorded, clocking a reduction of 16.3 per cent.
“For children under five years, in 2016 recorded 32 per of 1000 deaths but in 2017 recorded 25 per 1000, while infant mortality recorded 22 per 1000 in 2016, drastically reducing to 18.6 per cent,” the paediatrician outlined.
These improvements, she said could be attributed to various supports received from a paediatric neurologist from South Africa who occasionally helped them deal with particular cases.