Lack of medical supplies impedes obstetric care in Ada West

Sege (G/R), May 13, GNA – Lack of basic health equipment and supplies is impeding the smooth implementation of Emergency Obstetric and Neonatal Care in the Ada West District of the Greater Accra Region. Inadequate midwives and community health nurses is also hampering the improvement of care for maternal and neonatal care in the district.

A verification visit to the Sege Health Centre revealed that basic supplies such as bag and musk for new-born resuscitation, chlorhexidine for cord care, elbow gloves, Vitamin K1 injection and chloramphenicol or tetracycline eye drops were not available to facilitate effective health care delivery for the new born. The visit was to confirm a rapid assessment needs conducted by the Ghana Health Service to identify gaps in the provision of maternal, new born care and emergency care in some selected deprived health facilities in the country.



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